Bangladesh marks Ashura with solemnity

  • Thousands of Shia Muslims in Bangladesh take part in the Tazia procession on Ashura to at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Thousands of Shia Muslims in Bangladesh take part in the Tazia procession on Ashura to at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Thousands of Shia Muslims in Bangladesh take part in the Tazia procession on Ashura to at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Thousands of Shia Muslims in Bangladesh take part in the Tazia procession on Ashura to at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Thousands of Shia Muslims in Bangladesh take part in the Tazia procession on Ashura to at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Thousands of Shia Muslims in Bangladesh take part in the Tazia procession on Ashura to at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Thousands of Shia Muslims in Bangladesh take part in the Tazia procession on Ashura to at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Thousands of Shia Muslims in Bangladesh take part in the Tazia procession on Ashura to at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Children join adults in the Tazia procession brought out from Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Children join adults in the Tazia procession brought out from Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Children join adults in the Tazia procession brought out from Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Children join adults in the Tazia procession brought out from Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Women take part in the Tazia procession at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Women take part in the Tazia procession at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Women take part in the Tazia procession at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Women take part in the Tazia procession at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Many devotees take part in the Tazia procession without wearing masks at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka on Friday, Aug 20, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Many devotees take part in the Tazia procession without wearing masks at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka on Friday, Aug 20, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Many devotees take part in the Tazia procession without wearing masks at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka on Friday, Aug 20, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Many devotees take part in the Tazia procession without wearing masks at Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka on Friday, Aug 20, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Devotees touch a symbolic horse, representing the ones ridden by Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain, while taking part in the Tazia procession at Old Dhaka's Hussaini Dalan on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Devotees touch a symbolic horse, representing the ones ridden by Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain, while taking part in the Tazia procession at Old Dhaka's Hussaini Dalan on Friday, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Police personnel screen devotees at the entrance of the Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka on Ashura, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Police personnel screen devotees at the entrance of the Hussaini Dalan Imambara in Old Dhaka on Ashura, Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove