Young Muslims Urged to Give Blood During Muharram

December 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Muharram is a period of mourning to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Muhammad.

In an extreme demonstration of their faith, devout Shi'a Muslims makes themselves bleed on the festival day of Ashura.

But the Islamic Unity Society is appealing for young Muslims to back its blood donor campaign instead.