In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ Mnar Muhawesh dives into the 1,300-year history of Arbaeen, a Muslim tradition steeped in resistance and sacrifice, and explains how the continued observance of this tradition is a direct defiance of groups like ISIS.
The explosion ripped through the packed Baqir ul Olum Mosque around midday in Afghanistan’s capital. The lone attacker, who is yet to be identified, entered the Mosque on foot and blew himself up inside the ceremony commemorating the death of Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein, who is considered a martyr by the Shiite minority sect of the Muslim faith.
This year has seen some of the worst violence since the Taliban was overthrown in 2001 U.S. invasion. At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured in a suicide bomb attack on worshipping Shiite Muslims at a mosque in western Kabul on Monday. The explosion ripped through the packed Baqir ul Olum Mosque around midday in Afghanistan's