The performing artists will narrate the religious and historical events that led to the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Honaronline reported.

Ta’zieh, condolence theater or passion play, is a traditional Persian theater, in which actors convey the dramatic events through music and songs. The Ta’zieh plays retail the wars between good and evil where dialogues symbolize faith, resistance, selflessness and sacrifice.

The month of Muharram is a period of national mourning, marking the martyrdom anniversary of the Imam and his 72 family members and companions who were martyred by the army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, in the historic Battle of Karbala (in Iraq) in 680 AD. Muharram ceremonies have long been intertwined with Iranian culture and are also manifested through various forms of art.

Source: Financial Tribune