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Turkish leader remembers old 'martyrdom' of Imam al-Hussein


(MENAFN) The Turkish leader on Monday remembered the anniversary of the old "martyrdom" of Imam al-Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad who was killed in the year 680 in the Battle of Karbala in what is today Iraq.

"I hope the Day of Ashura and the (Muslim) month of Muharram, which are symbols of unity and solidarity, will be auspicious for the entire Muslim world," Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted.

The 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, also recognized as Ashura, commemorates the anniversary of the death of Mohammad’s grandson Hussein in the desert plains of Karbala, some 113 kilometers (70 miles) from the modern-day capital Baghdad.

Erdogan went on to say: "On the anniversary of his martyrdom, I commemorate Imam Al-Hussein, the lord of the martyrs and the grandson of the Prophet, and all the martyrs of Karbala with mercy and reverence."

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