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Day of Infants: Islamic Movement Marks martyrdom of Abdullah Radhee/pics

ashura mourningThe Islamic Movement in Nigeria commemorated Day of Infants on 8th of Muharram 1436- the day Abdullah Ali al-Asghar ibn Husayn who was the youngest child of Husayn ibn Ali was matryded at the plain of Karbala on 8th of Muharram 61AH.

Sheikh Zakzaky explained how the infants was killed while in the arms of his father Imam Husain9alaihis salam) when the Imam pleaded for water. The fact that Imaam took with him a newly born baby further demonstrates the that his intention was never to engage in any armed rebellion. At Karbala Asghar was only six months old. He is honored by Muslims as the youngest martyr of the Battle of Karbala.

Pictures by Muhammad Isa Ahmad