Italian photographer has opened a gallery in Rome which exhibits the Ashura day in Iran.
Claudia Borgia is a photographer from Italy who visited Iran during the Muharram last year.
In his photo gallery, Borgia has exhibited photos of how Iranians mark the day of the martyrdom of their religious icon Imam Hussain.
Speaking to the IRIB reporter in Rome, she said "I launched the gallery to introduce Imam Hussain and Ashura to Italians. It is in the meantime an introduction to martyrdom in Islam in the form of Imam Hussain’s fight for justice against injustice.”
"I have to say that the Ashura ceremony in Iran impressed me so much that I too cried for Imam Hussain like the Iranians do,” she added.
Borgia’s show exhibits around 40 photos of the Iranian ceremoneies circling around the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.
One of the visitors stated "With this exhibition we came to understand the import of Ashura and how special it is for the Shiite to mark it.”
Islamicist and Shiite studies scholar Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti who was also visiting the exhibition maintained that the Ashura is a turning point in the history of Islam and said "It is really valuable that a non-Muslim, Italian lady has been allowed in the Ashura morning ceremonies. It indicates the importance that the Iranian people give to talks and relations among religions.”