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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

While Sunni Muslims also commemorate the Ashura - the 10th of Muharram in Islamic calendar - for Shiites, the murder of Hussein and his family by the army of the Ummayad Caliph Yazid marks the formal split from the religious establishment. Every year ...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 »

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 »

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 »