A conference on Culture of Ashura Doctrine is planned to take place in Manila on October 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be the 8th edition of the said conference.
The Iranian Students Group affiliated to the Islamic Association, the Imamate Islamic Center of the Philippines and the Ahl-ul-Bayt Assembly will organize the event.
It will feature speeches by scholars and thinkers as well as elegies. Call for paper also will take place with cash prices. Film clip of Ashura will be screened out. Muslims would remember this big event which took place year 680 AD, and others in different parts of the Manila, hold ceremonies every year to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad and his companions in the month of Muharram(October).
Imam Hussein and a small group of his followers and family members were martyred by the tyrant of his time – Yazid Bin Moaweya.
They were martyred in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 AD.