Keep­ing the faith

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - News -

A man makes smoke as young Myanmar Shi­ite Mus­lim boys line up dur­ing a Muhar­ram pro­ces­sion ahead of Ashura in Yan­gon on Tues­day. Mus­lims across the world are ob­serv­ing Muhar­ram, the first month of the Is­lamic cal­en­dar, which cli­maxes with the Ashura fes­ti­val com­mem­o­rat­ing the mar­tyr­dom of Imam Hus­sein, a grand­son of the Prophet Muhammed in the Iraqi city of Kar­bala in the sev­enth cen­tury.

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