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The Fir Tree That Shed Tears in Blood on Ashura

Every year on Ashura[Tenth Day of the month of Muharram, the day of the martyrdom anniversary day of Imam Husain(as),when the Holy Imam was martyred in the battlefield of Karbala on 10th Muharram, 61 Hijrah to save Islam] tens of thousand of the mourners of Imam Husain(as) gather near this historical fir tree to witness the astonishing moment when this tree shed tears in blood in the morning of Ashura day.

This very big and old fir tree is located in the holy shrine of Hadrat Ali Asghar son of Imam Mousa al-Kadhim(as)[Imam Moosa al-Kazim(as),the Seventh Holy Imam of the Shi'ites] near the Zarabad village in the mountainous Alamut region near the Iranian city of Qazwin.

Hadrat Ali Asghar ison of Imam Moosa alKadhim(as) was martyred in 203 A.H. by the Abbasid caliph.After the burial of Hadrat Ali Asghar ibn Imam Moosa alKadhim(as) near this village since last 1200 years the fir tree every year in the morning of the Ashura day sheds tears in blood and tens of thousand gather here to witness this miracle of Imam Husain(as).

Since last 1200 years every year on the morning of the Ashura day drops in the form of blood trickle down from the leaves and branches of this big and very old fir tree. These drops also smell the odour of blood and the whole tree turns red with these blood drops.

On the Ashura day tens of thousands of mourners gather near this fir tree and mourn the martyrdom of Imam Husain(as).Many critically ill patients are every year Miraculously Healed by the blood which trickles from this tree.

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