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Bloody Durazis!

Homies in Duraz wanted to exercise their inalienable right of self flagellation by way of swords, but others in the same village had a different idea.

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Ashura, time for the community

A traditional activity during the Muharram Ashura commemorations is that various communities in Bahrain do different things, all of which are helping each other, especially taking care of the less fortunate by giving alms and/or food. The food is cooked by various entities and distributed for free to everyone who wants it. The "Ajam Bahrainis" – that is, Bahrainis of Iranian descent have traditionally taken their part in these important festivities and cooked a specialty meal …

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Haidar

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: right; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 10px; } Ashoora procession/haidar, originally uploaded by jamalaly. Images of commemoration of Imam Hussain‘s martyrdom in Karbalah on the 10th of Muharram in 680 CE. The “haidar” is a barbaric and completely unwarranted and unneeded custom which does more damage to Shiism than anything else. The Shi’as pride themselves as “progressive” in that they have …

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