Shia Muslims shed blood for Hussein on Chehlum in India
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Thousands of Shia Muslims gathered in central Mumbai on Thursday to commemorate the sacred ritual of Arbaeen. The event, also known in Urdu and Hindi as Chehlum, marks the 40th day of mourning following the massacre of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the desert of Karbala, a date marked for the last 1,400 years. Mourners passed through the streets of Mumbai in procession, hitting themselves with sharp objects to offer their sacrifice to the Holy Prophet's family.