Kaak al-Abbas cookies have been distributed for decades, if not centuries, by Shiites in Lebanon during Ashoura.
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Shiites in Lebanon have for decades, if not centuries, distributed Kaak al-Abbas cookies during the days of Ashoura.Worshippers have been distributing Kaak al-Abbas across south Lebanon towns each day before the commemoration of Ashoura on Oct. 12 . Kaak al-Abbas is named after Abou Fadl al-Abbas, Imam Hussein's half-brother, who was responsible for bringing water to Hussein's camp. Abbas was murdered while collecting water from the Euphrates River for his niece, Sukaina bint al-Hussein, while Hussein's camp in Karbala was under siege. The camp then ran out of water and food, and Hussein was killed.
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