Ahlan Wa Sahlan (Welcome)
Shi'ites in Karbala, Iraq on the holiday of Ashura. To mourn the martyrdom of Hussein in 680, self-flagellation is commonplace, with children often participating as well.
This site is not meant to be an exhaustive list of minorities in the Muslim world, but its purpose is to highlight many of the fascinating and little known religions and cultures in it, some of which will, in all likelihood, cease to exist by the next century. Or, sadly, even sooner than that.
Afghani Shi'ites in Kabul
NOTE: Shi’ites are considered minorities on this site, because throughout their history, including now, they have been viewed as such by the majority of Muslims.