Muharram: History and Importance behind the Grievence of Muslims

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Muharram: History and Importance behind the Grievence of Muslims

Muharram, considered one of the most noteworthy celebrations celebrated by the Muslim people group, denotes the start of the Islamic New Year. This year the tenth day of Muharram, otherwise called Ashura or ‘Youm-e-Ashura’, falls on Tuesday (10 September). Muharram which is the primary month of the Islamic schedule is viewed as the holiest of all months after Ramzan for Muslims.


Ashura is the day that Imam Hussain Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad was martyred. Accepted to be the third Imam of the Shia people group, he was killed in 680 AD during the skirmish of Karbala (in present day Iraq), by the troopers of the Caliph Yazid. From that point forward, Imam Hussain’s and his relatives’ demise is grieved among the Muslim people group.

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How Muslims around the globe watch this day:

Ashura or the tenth day of Muharram is watched diversely by Shia and Sunni Muslims around the globe. During the initial ten days of the Muharram month, Shia organization watches a quick to grieve the demise of Imam Hussain, and his relatives and to respect the penances made in the Battle of Karbala (in present day Iraq). Shia Muslims likewise avoid visiting and praising every single glad occasion in this period.

Numerous Shias watch this day by partaking in parades and self-lashing. Grievers utilize sharp articles, for example, blades or chains which have edges joined to them and different weapons in demonstrations of self lashing while at the same time reciting ‘Ya Hussain’ noisily.

Sunni Muslims, then again, watch this day with a quick that keeps going from dawn to nightfall. They likewise hold social events to recollect the penances of Imam Hussain and go to unique supplications in mosques.

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