Ashura culture have been globalized and should be used for strengthening solidarity among its followers, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.
Speaking in a cabinet meeting, he noted that all freedom seeking people around the world love Imam Hossein and the Ashura culture have been already globalized.
Ashura culture should boost society movement towards prosperity and increase solidarity among the followers, President added.
Speaking about Ashura message, he said that Imam Hossein was sacrificed to guide society to the right path.
Millions of Muslims across the globe hold mourning ceremonies to mark Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the third Shia imam.
Mourners in Iran and other countries take to the streets and mosques to honor Ashura, the 10th day of the Islamic lunar month of Muharram.
Imam Hossein and 72 of his loyal companions were martyred on Ashura in the battle of Karbala against the second Umayyad caliph, Yazid I, in 680 AD. Imam Hossein was martred after he refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant ruler who was distorting Islamic teachings.