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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Shahadat-e-Imam Hussain (RA) - The News International

The Objective of Shahadat: Millions of people whether they are Shia or Suni Muslim express their sorrow and grief on Shahadat-e-Hussain every year. But unfortunately there are very few people who understand the objective of Shahadat. Why Hazrat Imam ...and more »

Muslims Gather Worldwide on Ashura Against Terrorism - Al-Bawaba

Events took place around the globe, including Iran and Lebanon as well as the British capital, where thousands of Londoners gathered to mark the event with anti-ISIS slogans (AFP/File Photo). Millions of Shia Muslims around the world gathered to ...and more »

Local Hindus reminisce time they took out Tazias - The Express Tribune

PESHAWAR: Members of the Hindu community in Peshawar would once take out Tazia along with Muslims on Ashura as a mark of respect for Imam Hussain (RA). But with religious intolerance running high nowadays, the community can no longer think of ...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 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 »

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 »