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Afghan Hazaras mourn during an Arbaeen at the Ershad Islamic Centre held in Lidcombe, Sydney. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Hussein, the third Shia Imam, was killed in battle at Karbala in the 7th Century. His martyrdom is considered a defining event in the schism between Sunnis and Shia Muslims

Afghan Hazaras mourn during an Arbaeen at the Ershad Islamic Centre held in Lidcombe, Sydney. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Hussein, the third Shia Imam, was killed in battle at Karbala in the 7th Century. His martyrdom is considered a defining event in the schism between Sunnis and Shia Muslims