Children left covered in blood as devout Muslims use knives to slice their heads open during traditional Ashura show of faith in Iraq
The ceremony commemorates the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein
THESE incredible pictures show devout Muslims using knives to slice open their heads – and those of children – during the traditional Ashura show of faith in Iraq.
They are among the millions of Shia Muslim worshippers currently taking part in annual ceremonies to mourn the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.
The images also show babies involved in the ceremonies, with one covered in blood during the event.