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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 »

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 »

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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 »

Shaam-e-Ghareeban: Parveen Shakir's poetic rendition of Karbala incident - The Nation

It is not a coincidence that Hazrat Imam Hussain sacrificed his life in the name of Islam on a dry patch of land, but he, his friends and his family were forced to stay in such an area as was instructed by Yazid whose army barred the way of Hazrat Imam ...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 »

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. Iran Bildergalerie KW45 2013 (Mehr ...and more »

Glory of Islam: Pakistan observes Yaum-e-Ashur - Pakistan Today

All is set to observe Yaum-e-Ashur, the 10th day of Muharram-ul-Haram with sanctity and reverence to renew the unwavering resolve to fight against all types of tyrannical forces and for the sake of rightness and justice besides accomplishing the ...and more »

Muharram 2017: All you need to know about Ashura - Free Press Journal

Muharram is the sacred month of the Islamic calendar. The word 'Muharram' is derived from the word 'haram' which literally means 'forbidden'. It symbolises the beginning of the Muslim New Year. The tenth day of Muharram is the day of 'Ashura'. Unlike ...and more »