RNA - Ayatollah Khamenei attended a mourning ceremony at the Husseiniyeh of Imam Khomeini on Sunday evening, the night of Tasoua, to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions (greetings be upon them).
This was the third night in a row that the Supreme Leader took part in mourning ceremonies this Muharram.
Tasoua and Ashoura mark the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram, marking the death of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)'s grandson, the revered Imam Hossein (PBUH) in the Battle of Karbala, in modern-day Iraq 1,300 years ago.
Ashoura is perhaps nowhere more ardently commemorated than in Iran. The only way to fully understand what this day means to so many Iranians is to delve into a history that has repeated itself there for years on end. From the Constitutional Revolution of the early 20th Century to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the history of Ashura is reflected in every struggle against injustice in Iran. Whether opposing monarchy, imperialism or crippling sanctions, the history of this day holds a unique position in the hearts of countless Iranians.