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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 commemorate ...and more »

Iranian mark Ashura - Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Iranians marked Ashura rituals on Sunday to commemorate the slaying of Imam Hussein (AS) who was martyred in the battle of Karbala in Iraq in 680 AD. Across Iran, millions of mourners started the processions shortly after the sunrise, lining ...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 »

Ashura in Lebanon: Donating blood rather than spilling it - Middle East Eye

On Sunday, thousands of Lebanese of all ages gathered in processions to commemorate the death of the imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, and the associated battle of Karbala. While a religious figure recounted the story of the 680CE battle ...and more »

Exalted sacrifice - DAWN.com

THERE is debate in Muslim societies about the need to project 'true' Islam. Considering the abominable acts carried out by militants and terrorists in the name of religion — which make the average believer recoil — this is a valid concern. Rather ...and more »

CM Mehbooba Mufti pays obeisance at shrine in Rajouri - The Indian Express

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti joined the annual Urs at the shrine which are being observed on the ninth and the tenth of the Islamic calendar month of Muharram every year. 1. Shares. Share. By: PTI | Jammu | Published: September 30, 2017 11:52 pm ...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 on ...and more »

Security stepped up in Kolkata for Muharram processions today; Durga Puja immersion postponed in several parts of city - Firstpost

Kolkata: Elaborate security arrangements were made in Kolkata on Sunday for mourning processions by Shia Muslims on 10th of Muharram, the first month of Islamic calendar, police said. File image of a Muharram procession. PTI. "Nearly 7,000 to 8,000 ...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 »

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 »