Imam Hussein


Iranian Shiite Muslims beat their chests after rubbing mud on their... News PhotoAdult,Ashura,Bonfire,Ceremony,City,Dry,Grandson,Horizontal,Imam Hussein,Iran,Islam,Killing,Kilometer,Males,Memorial Event,Men,Middle East,Morning,Mud,Muhammad,Religion,Rubbing,Shi'ite Islam,TehranPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPIranian Shiite Muslims beat their chests after rubbing mud on their body early in the morning, during the 'Kharrah Mali' (Mud Rubbing) ritual to mark the Ashura religious ceremony in the city of Khorramabad, some 470 kms southwest of Tehran on November 25, 2012. 'Khrreh Mali' or 'Mud Rubbing' is a ritual that is held in the city of Khorramabad every year to commemorate the seventh century slaying of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in which Iranian men roll over in mud and dry themselves by gathering around the bonfires before flagellating themselves. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)