YEMEN Press Agency

Mass rallies mark ‘Ashura Day’ in Yemen

SANAA, Aug. 08 (YPA) – Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis in the capital Sana’a and a number of provinces have on Monday staged mass rallies commemorating the Day of Ashura and the anniversary of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom.

The Yemenis show solidarity with the Palestinian people as the Palestinian issue was largely dominated by the Ashura march this year.

The participants emphasized the similarity between the Yemeni and Palestinian issues and the grievances of the two peoples who are subjected to aggression, killing, bombing and destruction by the forces of global arrogance, America and Zionism.

During the events, speeches and poems were delivered that spoke about the revolution of Imam Hussain and the position of truth that he had taken in the face of tyrants and oppressors.

In the mass rally in the capital Sanaa, the  Grand Mufti of Yemen, the scholar Shams Al-Din Sharaf Al-Din, explained that the goal of commemorating Ashura is to link the nation to the scholars of guidance and its responsibility towards its causes.

“A nation that has no past, will have no present nor future. When we commemorate Ashura, we commemorate all the values ​​that the occasion carried,” Sharaf Al-Din said.

He added that those who separated the Nation’s present from its past have abandoned their responsibilities and today “we can see their positions toward Palestine and the Nation’s issues.”

“When we talk about Imam Hussein, we are talking about the divine approach that Allah assigned to his servants so that the Nation moves in bearing the responsibility,” he added.

He stressed that what prompted Imam Hussein to revolutionize is the duty of responsibility, and our religion is based on honesty, courage and active presence in the arenas.