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How is Muharram observed?

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How is Muharram observed? Entire month of Muharram is observed as the mass mourning by the Shias. They shun all the celebrations in this month to express their grief. Women should not wear adornments and bright clothes during this month. When new moon appears, people wear black clothes and sing mournful verses in the memory of Hazrat Imam Hussain. People …

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Muharram: What is the tragedy at Karbala?

Muharram: What is the tragedy at Karbala?

Muharram: What is the tragedy at Karbala? In the month of Muharram many centuries ago, (approximately October 20th 680 A.D.), an event took place in Iraq (Asia) at a place known as Karbala on the bank of the river Euphrates. Muharram: What is the tragedy at Karbala? A large army, which had been mobilized by the Umayyad regime, besieged a group …

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What do muslims do in month of Muharram?

When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

The month of Muharram is also associated with many auspicious events in Islamic history. Allah is supposed to have created the heavens and the earth on this blessed day. On this day He give His infinite blessings and bounties to many of His Prophets and delivered them from the clutches of their enemies. Month Of Muharram Allah created Hazrat Adam …

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When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

Contrary to popular belief, Muharram is not a particular day, but the name of a month that marks the beginning of the year according to the Islamic calendar. Muharram is one of four months that have been designated as holy according to the Islamic calendar, the other three being – Dhul-Qa’adah, Dhul-Hijjah and Rajab. Muharram is the first month of …

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What are Islamic mourning rites and rituals (Muharram)?

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On Ashura, the Muslims take out processions carrying colorfully decorated taziyas (bamboo and paper replicas of the martyr’s tomb) embellished with gilt and mica. Colorful replicas of Hazrat Imam Hussain’s tomb at Karbala are also carried in procession and buried at an imitation Karbala. The mourners walk barefoot to the beat of drums. In a frenzy of grief, they beat …

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What is Ashura (Muharram)?

When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

It is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram but not the Islamic month. It is also called Yaumu-l ‘Ashurah, or simply Ashura meaning, ‘the tenth day’. It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic …

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What is History behind Muharram?

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[ads]Koran became the final word for Islam after the demise of Prophet Mohammad. A loyal follower of Mohammad was elected as his successor and he and his successors reigned peacefully. But during the time of Ali, the prophet’s Son-in-Law, there was opposition from many sections. Ali and his elder son, Hassan were killed. His youngest son Hussain was brutally murdered …

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What is Muharram? Martyrdom of Imam Hussain

Muharram

It is the first month of the Islamic calendar. Instead of joyous celebration, Muslims mark the beginning of the New Year by taking up the black attire of sorrow and participate in mourning gatherings in which the sacrifices of Husayn and his companions are commemorated. It is one of the four months of the year in which fighting is prohibited. …

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Whats significance of fasting in month of Muharram?

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Fasting is advocated in the month of Muharram. The Prophet is believed to have said: “The best fasts after the fasts of Ramadan are those of the month of Muharram.” Although the fasts of the month of Muharram are not obligatory, yet one who fasts in these days out of his own will is entitled to a great reward by …

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