شاركونا في برنامج يوم عاشوراء للمسيرة الحسينية السنوية (١٧) في مدينة سيدني والتي تقام هذه السنة على الانترنت بالبث المباشر فقط للظروف الصحية من الساعة ٨ الى ٩:٣٠ صباحا من يوم الاحد ٢٠٢٠/٨/٣٠ على موقعنا :
وسيكون البرنامج بعدة لغات ويتضمن مشاركة:
– الرادود الحسيني الشهير ملا جليل الكربلائي من قم المقدسة باللغة العربية
– الخطيب الحسيني الشهير الشيخ اسامة العطار من كندا باللغة الانكليزية
– الخطيب والرادود الحسيني المحامي ابراهيم الانصاري من لندن بريطانيا باللغة الانكليزية
– ومشاركات لعدة رواديد بلغات عدة من استراليا
– وحسن الختام كلمة لسماحة آية الله الشيخ محمد حسين الانصاري
شاركونا الثواب باعادة ارسال هذه الرسالة لكل الاخوة والاخوات وعظم الله اجوركم.
This is not a protest! It is:
People are beating their chests at the procession because it is:
Imam Hussain was:
Ashura is an annual day of morning on the 10th day of Muharram (the first month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar). It is an annual event which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (the prophets grandson) in 680AD in Karbala Iraq, for refusing to submit to the tyranny of the Caliph at the time Yazid.
We remember Imam Hussain (as) through the often practiced medium of a procession because it is an effective means to spread awareness about Imam Hussain (as), his cause and his sacrifice for mankind. The movement of people in a coordinated and synchronised manner attracts the attention of any onlookers because it gives the impression that something is happening, something that cannot be achieved by simply standing in one spot. We want onlookers to question what that something is and in doing so whet their appetite for why we are holding the procession. The Ashura Procession comprising of thousands of people from various ethnic backgrounds all wearing black adds to the curiosity in people’s minds as to what is going on and why.
Holding a public assembly (as has been suggested by many) is definitely one way of remembering the tragedy of Karbala, but taking it a step further and holding a procession is a more effective way of spreading awareness to the community at large. In holding and participating in the procession attendees are mirroring an honoured tradition of walking from one’s home to Karbala on the day of Ashura. This is a way for people in the community to connect to Imam Hussain’s (as) sister, Sayedda Zainab (as), feel her pain and remember her long journey as a captive from Karbala to Damascus.
Finally, on this point it is worthwhile to consider that the notion of a procession is not exclusive to those who practice Ashura Processions, it has been utilised as a powerful tool by countless groups around the world – consider the various military, ethnic, social, political, special interest groups, minority groups, sporting and ceremonial events. In these instances we see people walking as a collective for a cause they believe in and celebrate/commemorate while promoting awareness and knowledge to the wider community – the Ashura Procession is no different.
The Ashura Procession aims to unite people from various backgrounds to spread the message of Imam Hussain (as), the message which reached its zenith on the day of Ashura. This day (Ashura) has a special significance to millions across the globe, it has become the day that everyone reignites and spreads the message of Karbala and Imam Hussain (as). That is why the procession is held on the day of Ashura. It is held in the morning as opposed to in the afternoon primarily because Imam Hussain (as) was martyred just after afternoon prayers.
While our intention is to have the procession on the day of Ashura, it may not always work out based on constraints imposed on the procession. There have been many reasons over the years for this. In accordance with local, state and federal laws we must notify all relevant authorities about the details of our Procession and this can often mean that we are at their mercy. Such authorities may place limitations on us in many ways. Our intention is to work with all authorities to achieve the best outcome for the procession and meet all our aims and objections.
Another reason is that due to the nature of the Islamic Calendar (a lunar based system) there occurs uncertainty as to the exact Gregorian date of the 10th day of Ashura, and that can cause some time constraints. A Procession of this magnitude takes months to prepare, yet we may only know the date for certain 10 days before it occurs.
The Sydney CBD is a central place in the heart of one of the biggest cities in Australia. One of our objectives in this Procession is the dissemination of the message of Imam Hussain (as). An effective way to achieve this objective is to hold our Procession in an area that will cause the greatest impact to the wider community, and grab the attention of the entire city, if not the world, especially where tourists and the media are concerned.
There are several ways the message is spread:
We encourage any and all Shia mosques, centres or associations to participate in helping to plan the Ashura Procession. We have, are and will continue to run the Ashura Procession with an open door policy – anyone from any centre, mosque, ethnicity, denomination, background, and religion is invited to take part in helping to plan and run the Ashura Procession.
The most common language used is English. Most things including our chants are in English, the speech, the brochures and banners. While the main strength of the Procession is its visual boldness, the main message is relayed and can be read in English.
While we do have chants in Arabic, English and Urdo, non-English aspects are small in number and generally won’t be heard by the masses. The ultimate aim is also to spread the message, which is why we need to focus on English, the official language of Australia.
We use synchronised chants and main speakers in order to partially control the audibility, tone and content of our chants. The Police have always said that our Procession is safe, secure and well organised. They further add that it is the most peaceful Procession that they oversee.
We embrace the diversity of the participants of the procession who span a plethora of rich ethnic backgrounds and cultures. Multi-cultural gathering and people have slight variation in how they practice the remembrance. The majority of the chanting is soft and synchronised. Chest beating will leave memory and will raise questions in people’s minds as to why they do this. This cultural expression of emotion leaves a lasting and deep impression in people’s minds.
Our marshals, all of whom receive training, are co-ordinated so as to maintain peace and order within the crowd. All our marshals wear safety vests and have set tasks to perform. There is a code of conduct and a great amount of training for each group.
Ladies are at front primarily because we want to show Australia and the world that we hold women in high regard in our families, homes, community and society. They are our sisters, mothers, friends, colleagues. The status of women in Islam and especially during the events of Karbala is best symbolised by having the ladies in front of the procession, leading the procession.
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In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful
Peace be upon Mohammad and the Progeny of Mohammad
Peace be upon you O Aba Abdullah, Labayka ya Hussain
“To God, we belong and to Him we shall return”
Given the current global pandemic that the whole world is facing, we all have a duty of care to safeguard our health and preserve public safety. This, while adhering to law and upholding order in accordance with the guidelines of our great Religious Authorities (Marajea) and honoring the dignity of Imam Hussein (as) and respecting the rituals of the sacred Muharram.
As a result, the Ashura Procession in Sydney will take the form of remembrance starting in our homes and traversing East and West. As we have done for the last 17 years, everyone in our community across Australia is invited to participate in this annual commemoration.
We will all be joined with the voices of some of our preachers from various countries in multiple languages. All our brothers and sisters of all ages are invited to join us in this online program from the early hours of Ashura Day, 1442H. Sunday, August 30th, 2020.
The program will be in several languages and includes the participation of:
- The famous Reciter Mulla Jalil Al-Karbalai from the holy city of Qom in Arabic
- The renowned Preacher, Sheikh Ussama Al-Attar from Canada, in English
- The Preacher and Reciter Brother Ibrahim Al-Ansari, from London, UK, in English
- Reciters in multiple languages from Australia
The blessed conclusion will be a speech from His Eminence Ayatollah Sheikh Mohammad Hussein Al-Ansari.
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