Posted: 6/23/2013 6:09:56 PM EST
A clay tablet or 'Sajda' with Arabic that reads, "Allah, Muhammad, Ali, Fatimah, Hassan and Hussein," is seen in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013. A turbah is a small piece of soil or clay, often a clay tablet, optionally used by some Shia schools, during the daily prayers (Salat) and it symbolizes earth. While use of a turbah is not compulsory, it is highly recommended and many Hadith mention the benefits of prostration (Sajda) upon the soil of the earth or an alternative material. The most favored soil is that of Karbala, the site of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's prophet Muhammad and one the most believed Shiite saints. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Posted: 4/4/2013 10:28:36 AM EST
Palestinians carry a mock coffin with partial translation of Arabic that reads, "the occupational government holds full responsibility of Hamdiyeh's martydom," during a protest, after Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh died in Israeli prison, in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, April. 4, 2013. Demonstrations first erupted across the West Bank on Tuesday over the death of a Palestinian prisoner Abu Hamdiyeh who died from cancer. The prisoner, 64, was serving a life sentence for a 2002 foiled bombing of a busy Jerusalem cafe. Arabic reads "We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the martyrdom of the martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh:. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas).