Press TV, Suleja
Hundreds of Shia Muslims took to roads trekking and chanting to mark forty days since the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein and scores of members of his family and his companions in Karbala in present day Iraq.
The trekkers condemned Yazid and his army for the gruesome killing of the third Shia Imam. Men, women, and children joined millions of other Shia Muslims to participate in the symbolic trek, which was organized by Nigeria’s Islamic movement.
The trek is held around the globe every year as part of mourning rituals for Imam Hussein.
They praised the leadership qualities of Imam Hussein.
Despite the heavy rain, the marchers trekked for several kilometers and ended their walk here in Suleja. Prayers were offered here for Imam Hussein, members of his household and his loyal companions who were martyred at the battle of Karbala.