Shia Muslims in Brazil are also attending such programs to show their devotion to Imam Hussein (AS), the Master of Martyrs.
The Imam Mahdi (AS) Center in Sao Paulo is among the centers hosting mourning ceremonies during the first ten days of Muharram (started on Monday).
The programs feature speeches by Hojat-ol-Islam Hossein Khalilu and elegy recitations.
Iranian Ambassador to Brazil Mohammad Ali Ghanezadeh was among those attending the ceremonies.
The Islamic Center of Brazil also organizes mourning rituals on the sad occasion.
Islam has a long history in Brazil. It entered the Latin American country in the 16th century with the migration of slaves from western Africa. The number of Muslims reached 100,000 by 1910 despite all the restrictions and bans on their religious activities.
Currently, Brazil’s Muslim population is estimated at 1 million, with the city of Rio de Janeiro having the largest number of Muslims.