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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

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 »

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 »

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 2018: 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 »

Shahadat-e-Imam Hussain - 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 »

The Lessons we don't learn from Karbala - Pakistan Today

Remembrance it is, of one of the most influential and inspiring events in the history of the world: influential as it shaped the religion of Islam in the centuries to come, inspiring because it kindled the hearts of many with a burning desire to win ...and more »

9th Muharram being observed across country amid stringent security measures - Pakistan Today

KARACHI: Mourners took out mourning processions across the country on Saturday (today), the ninth of Muharram, to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala. In Karachi, the main procession was taken out from Nishtar Park, while in Lahore the procession ...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 »

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 »