Germany: Shia Muslims commemorate Ashura in Cologne

The Shia community of Cologne celebrated the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura, Sunday. They held a service at a local mosque before parading through the city streets. Ashura, which takes place on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his family and companions at... Еще the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October, 680 AD).

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