Sham-e Ghariban (The Evening of Strangers) refers to the sunset of the 10th of Muharram (the Day of Ashura) during which the family members and the companions of Imam Hussain (Ahl-e-Bait) captured and tortured after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (Peace Be upon Him).

Iran (IMNA) - On this night, Shi'as hold special mourning ritual called Sham-e Ghariban and lament over Imam's death and the tribulations and tragedies that befell the Ahl-e-Bait.

In this ceremony, the lights are turned off, and candles are lighted. Mourners arrive to the mourning gatherings in relatively organized processions with sadness and grief.

In this ritual, children and youth participate more than any other walks of life to evoke the remembrance of the helplessness state of the family of Imam Hussain (Peace Be upon Him) who survived the battle on the evening of Ashura.

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