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Can you tell me a little about Ashurah?

Can you tell me a little about Ashurah? Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The Shiite Muslims commemorate the Battle of Karbala and consider this a month of sadness and mourning. Ashurah is the day Husayn Ibn Ali , the grandson of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH & HP) , was martyred along with his family members and friends in the Battle of Karbala. This month is period of intense grief and mourning. Clergymen give sermons with themes of Hussein’s personality and position in Islam, and the history of his uprising. The clergymen retell the Battle of Karbala ... Read More »