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Viewfinder: An Anti-Islamic State Protest in London - Pacific Standard

Protesters hold placards during the annual Ashura march in Marble Arch on October 1st, 2017, in London, England. Hundreds of protesters marched through London to mark Ashura and celebrate the defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Ashura is a ...and more »

Muharram: The reunion of society - Tehran Times

Once again the Iranian nation is overwhelmed by the month of Muharram. Black banners and draperies are seen all over the country. People in dark dresses attend mourning congregations. Traditionally, Iranians hold mourning rituals during the first ten ...and more »

Security stepped up in Kolkata for Muharram processions - Zee News

Kolkata: Elaborate security arrangements were made in Kolakata on Sunday for mourning processions by Shia Muslims on 10th of Muharram, the first month of Islamic calendar, police said. "Nearly 7,000 to 8,000 personnel have been deployed on the streets ...and more »

Ashura 2017: When is it? Everything you need to know about the Muslim festival of mourning - The Independent

Millions of Muslim worshippers across the world have taken part in processions and services this week to mark the holiest days in the Shia calendar, Tasua and Ashura. Tasua and Ashura, the ninth and 10th days of the month of Moharram, are days of ...and more »

Iraqi army: 21 Islamic State militants killed near Karbala - Iraqi News

Karbala ( The Iraqi army said late Sunday it had killed 21 suicide attackers from the Islamic State near the holy city of Karbala where Shia pilgrims marked a major, annual religious festival. The militants were killed in an air and ...and more »

Muharram (Ashura) 2017: Pictures of the procession from India and around the world - The Indian Express

Muharram is observed all over the world by Muslims. However, for some, it is an event of celebration while others mourn and flog themselves. Shia and Sunni Muslims observe Muharram for different reasons. Shias mourn and weep on this day to ...and more »

Shiites mark Ashura in a politically charged Muslim world - Deutsche Welle

The Ashura, or "Day of Remembrance," marks the death of Muhammad's grandson Hussein in the 680 Battle of Karbala. The event caused a schism in Islam that has intensified in recent times due to geopolitical factors.and more »

Hindu Muslims united at Mahmudabad Muharram, open students' eyes - Times of India

MAHMUDABAD: A bus with around 25 students has just wheeled into the magnanimous fort of Quila Mahmudabad early Friday morning and after a 15-hour journey from Haryana based Ashoka University, wide eyed students have set afoot the sleepy land of ...and more »

Thousands of Muslims across West Bengal observe Muharram amid heavy security - Firstpost

Kolkata: Ignoring heavy-to-light rain, thousands of Muslims across West Bengal took out large processions, beat drums and thumped their chests on Sunday to mourn the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussain at Iraq's Karbala in 680 AD ...and more »

Muharram 2017: A Look At Its History, Mourning, Significance And Rituals - NDTV

New Delhi: Muharram or Yaum-e-Ashura was observed with solemnity and sombreness in the country today. Muharram marks the holy day of Ashura. Imam Hussain Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad was killed on this day. He was believed to be ...and more »