In remembrance of Ali Asghar (AS), the six-month-old newborn child of Imam Hussein (AS), who was the youngest person murdered in the Battle of Karbala, several mothers gathered on Friday around the nation while carrying their infants.

Iran (IMNA) - The observance was first held in Tehran in 2003, but since then, mourners have gathered annually on the first Friday of the mourning month of Muharram (which this year falls on September 1–September 29), nationwide as well as in more than 40 countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, India, and Turkey.

Mothers from all across the country gather in various cities with their infants, who are clothed in distinctive green and white outfits that are claimed to match those worn by Ali Asghar (AS).

The name Ali Asghar (AS) appears on a headband that babies wear.

In remembrance of the six-month-old victim, mothers lift up their infants.

On Muharram 10, the 61st Hijri of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD), the Battle of Karbala took place in Karbala, modern-day Iraq.

An army dispatched by the Umayyad caliph Yazid martyred a small party under the leadership of Imam Hussein (AS), the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) grandson, in an unfair battle. The Umayyad dynasty's power was strengthened by the war, but among Shia Muslims, Ashura, also known as the 10th of Muharram, became an annual holy day of public mourning.

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