Iran, Moharram religious festival in Khorramabad
Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. In Iran, People with different cultures have different religious beliefs and follow their beliefs to mark the holy Muslim month of Muharram. In the city of Khorramabad which is located in the southeast of the Capital city of Tehran, the day before Ashura, women wear the black chadors, Islamic dressing code, hide their faces with scarves and take silent fast. This ceremony, called 40-Membar (40-stops), begins from a holy shrine and continue by walking along the streets to a place where they put something in 40 places and pick-up something else. and in the day of Ashura, People used to cover all their bodies with mud and for this thing, they make pools of mud in the city. The mud is a symbol of death and a holy symbol to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.