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Muharram is one of the important months for Muslims. It is the first month of the Islamic calendar. Muslim believes the month as a blessed month like Ramzan.

The month is associated with the many stories in Islam. The 10th day of Muharram is known as the day of Ashura. Most of the Muslims fast on this day. Muslims consider the month of Muharram a month to mourn Imam Hussain’s martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala. Muslims believe that fasting on the 10th of Muharram is the best fast after Ramadan.

Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year. Generally, the tenth day in the month of Muharram is the day which is very significant for the Muslims. It is celebrated by both Sunni and Shia Muslims all over the world.

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Shias remember and mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and Sunnis, fast and pray to Allah. A large number of people gathered to decorate with ‘Tazia’ as a symbol of the Battle.

Shia Muslims organize different assemblies known as ‘Majalis’ every day during the first nine days of Muharram. In the assemblies, the events, incidents and the lost lives of the soldiers during the Battle of Karbala are remembered.

Shias even cause themselves pain to mourn for the martyred Imam Hussain and his soldiers. They express their sorrows in the Muharram processions by thumping their chest and wounding themselves.

The people of Muslim communities in many parts of the world set up langar where water and juices are served free to all.

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Question on Muharram

Why is Muharram celebrated?

The 10th day of Muharram is known as the day of Ashura. Most of the Muslims fast on this day. Muslims consider the month of Muharram a month to mourn Imam Hussain’s martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala.

Is Muharram a happy day?

Shias remember and mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and Sunnis, fast and pray to Allah. Shias even cause themselves pain to mourn for the martyred Imam Hussain and his soldiers.

What is Al Ashura?

The 10th day of Muharram is known as the day of Ashura. One this day Hazart Hussein sacrifices his life he is the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. To commemorate this event shite many processions take place across the world.

What date is Muharram 2020?

 Islamic New year in 2020 is on Sunday, 30th of August 2020.

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