The condolence procession of Bani Asad and other tribes commemorated the funeral rituals of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on the thirteenth of the sacred month of Muharram..

After Dohr prayer, on Friday the 13th of Muharram corresponding to the 7th of November 2014, the condolence processions of Bani Asad and other tribes that live in the holy city of Karbala and its surrounding areas, were launched to commemorate the third day after the martyrdom of Imam Al-Hussayn, his family and his companions (peace be upon them), the day in which their pure bodies were finally buried.

Tens of thousands have participated in this march of condolence processions, each group represented one of the tribes participating in this annual ritual, at their forefront the tribe of Bani Asad [the tribe that has the honour to help Imam Ali As-Sajjad (peace be upon him) in the burial of Imam Al-Hussayn and all the martyrs of Ashura (peace be upon them)], led by the holders of the banners, notables and elders of those tribes who were beating their chests to express their sorrow, carrying symbolic bodies that represent the martyrs of At-Taff tragedy and some of old tools that were used anciently in the burial process.

Women have also participated in this condolence ritual, in huge processions smearing their heads and faces with mud to express their sorrow and to console Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her) in this dire calamity. And, chanting slogans that evince their continuous loyalty and endless devotion to the immortal path that Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) had drawn with his own blood in the holy city of Karbala.

For its part, the Department of procession and Hussayni rituals in Iraq and the Islamic world, of the holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) has prepared everything related to the reception of the mourners in cooperation with the rest of the holy shrines' departments, to ease the passage of these processions and let them perform their spiritual consolation's rituals.
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