By News Desk
Published : 2016-10-12 18:27:00
SYLHET :: Today is 10th day of the month of Muharram in the Arabic calendar. Muslims across the world recalled the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) along with his 72 followers, who embraced martyrdom for establishing truth and justice in the fight with soldiers of Yazid on Karbala Maidan in Iraq.
The day is being observed as a symbol of "sacrifice and mourning.
On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam, grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), along with his family members and 72 followers embraced martyrdom at the hands of Yazid's soldiers at Karbala desert for the supremacy of justice and righteousness.
The day is a public holiday.
Different political, socio-cultural and religious organizations have chalked out various programmes include procession, Quran-Khwani, Milad Mahfil, fasting, special prayer and feeding of the destitute to observe the day in a befitting manner.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday issued separate messages on the occasion.