People are preparing mosques to host mourning rituals during the month of Muharram, an official said.
Hojat-ol-Islam Hamid Mashhadi-Aghayi, deputy of the Center for Mosques’ Affairs, said it is people who always prepare their mosques for mourning rituals in Muharram.
He added that Muharram is among rare occasions preparation for which does not need much government planning and people themselves do everything needed.
He also said the Center for Mosques’ Affairs will hold five sessions before the start of Muharram for mosques’ prayer leaders.
Hojat-ol-Islam Mashhadi-Aghayi noted that different issues related to mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in Muharram will be discussed in these sessions.
He also said a cultural package related to the month of Muharram is being prepared for prayer leaders and preachers.
Muharram, the first month on the lunar Hijri calendar will start on Tuesday, November 5. It was in this month that Imam Hussein (AS) and his 72 faithful companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala in the year 61 after Hijra (680 A.D.).
Shias around the world mourn their martyrdom every year in the month of Muharram.