In Shura day, Shiites remember the martyrdom of Al-Hussein (Prophet Mohammad's grandson) in Karbalaa (a city in Iraq) in 680 AC or 61 Hijri , Some Shiites believes the blood that is shedding from the tree is a sign that represents Al-Hussein's blood, Others believe that tree bleeds sadly for murder of Al-Hussein, A crowd of people gathered to seek blessing with what being bleed from the tree. News of this quickly spreaded in the Arab Web-forums in recent years, But there is no actual verification of red fluid which seeps through the tree branches or discover its reason.
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- Mr. Sadiq Jafar Elewy, who described what happened as (A divine miracle) because it coincided with the anniversary of Al-Hussein martyrdom ,said that the flow of this red liquid continues for forty days, and starts every year little after the mid-afternoon of the tenth day of Muharram and ends on the twentieth of Safar (second month in Islamic Calendar).
-Elewy also added to AlKalaa Iraqi weekly Newspaper which reported this story that the strangest thing is the timing of the flowing of (blood), which begins in the same time of Al- Hussein martyrdom, pointing out that he is going to examine this red liquid laboratory to identify its components.
- Mr. Sadiq, who lives in the Arabian Gulf district in Baghdad mentioned that this phenomenon started after afternoon prayers on Ashura Day with coming out a little amount of red fluid substance reached twenty centimeters in length and then the situation has developed later as shown in the image which surprised everybody saw it.
Unfortunately, there is no emphasis around the nature of that red liquid which is claimed to be a blood so far, but science has a ready explanation for the trees bleeding phenomenon where the reason is due to fungus or blights infect the tree such as insects like the branches beetle and another types of infections. And the question remains here: Why this bleeding occurs only on Ashura Day (As was alleged) ?
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