Battle of Kerbala

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a battle in 680 in which the grandson of Mohammed and his followers were killed

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On Muharram, Muslims mourn and commemorate the sacrifice of Hussain ibn Ali, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the battle of Karbala.
A painting depicting the historic Battle of Karbala from the collection of HE Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jasim al Thani and photographic documentation of the oil revolution in Qatar by Naser al Othman are among the rare items displayed.
Hatme Abu Shahba discusses the crimes against humanity during the famous battle of Karbala, in which the descendants of Muhammad faced massacre at the hands of their opponents.
The Shia Muslim festival of Ashura marks the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein in the battle of Karbala in Iraq in the year 680.
The attacks come ahead of the Islamic month of Muharram, in which Shia Muslims mourn the historic battle of Karbala.
Imam Hussain was killed in the Battle of Karbala in the 60th year of the Hijra calendar, or in AD680.
Husayn was killed at the Battle of Karbala, alongside 72 members of his family, around 1,400 years ago.
The Battle of Karbala took place on the 10th of Islamic month of Muharram, also known as Ashura.
While describing the events that led to the Battle of Karbala (680), which according to Aghaie marked the origins of "Karbala discourse" in Shi'i Islamic history, this chapter sets up the theoretical focus of the next eight chapters.
9 Ashoura festival, at which Shi'tes marked the martyrdom of Imam Hussein at the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.
An oft-cited example of this is shown at the Ashura when each evening over a period of ten days the Shiites commemorate the Battle of Karbala, with a wailing Imam whipping the congregation up into a frenzy of tears and chest beating.
Through it lay what seemed liked another world, a visit back in time to the Middle Ages and a drama that took place in 680 AD; the battle of Karbala which is acted out at this time of year, throughout Iran, in a variety of playlets, known as the Tazyeh.
Some pilgrims beat their chests and heads, performed self-flagellation with chains in honor of Imam Hossein (PBUH) who was killed in the battle of Karbala in the seventh century and since then became a key moment in Shiite history and religion.
Avni refers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an as "Yezid," the Umayyad caliph who, according to historic Islamic belief, allowed his opponent, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, to die in the battle of Karbala.
The videos mix recent footage of the current conflict around Sayyida Zeinab with scenes from a drama portraying Abbas's death in 680 CE at the hands of the Damascus-based Umayyad Caliph Yezid's army at the battle of Karbala.