Heralding the Fall of new year 1437 and commencement of Ashura Mourning gatherings, Thousands of people dressed in black witnessed the change of flags on the Dome of Husainiyyah Baqiyyatullah Zaria under the Leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky(H).
The black flag and that of his brother Abul Fadl Abbas where from the holy shrine of Imam Husain(alahis salam) given to Sheikh Zakzaky as gift. They were hoisted on the dome of the Husainiyyah on Wednesday the 1st of Muharram 1437(14/10/15). The Leader of the Islamic Movement in NIgeria described the action as renewal of allegiance to Imam Husain(Alaihis salam).
After flag hoisting ceremony and sunset prayers, the first mourning gathering was held where Sheikh Zakzaky spoke on Ashura mourning and Hijrah.