The significance of Muharram in Islamic faith. See pics. – Hindustan Times

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Updated On Aug 09, 2022 11:04 AM IST

Muharram is of tremendous significance in Islamic faith as under their calendar, it is the first month of the year. Al Hijri, or the Arabic New Year, is another name for the first day of Muharram according to the lunar calendar in Islam. Muslims, across the world, mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet Muhammad and son of Hazrat Ali. The ten days lead to ‘Ashura’ when the whole community takes part in mourning marches.

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It is asserted that on the day of Ashura, Allah saved Prophet Musa (Moses) and the Israelites from the army of Pharaoh (Firaun). (Bahrain)

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 11:04 AM IST

It is asserted that on the day of Ashura, Allah saved Prophet Musa (Moses) and the Israelites from the army of Pharaoh (Firaun). (Bahrain)

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Many Shiite Muslims take part in these processions, and some even do self flagellation to recreate the pain, Imam Hussain must have suffered. (Lebanon)

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 11:04 AM IST

Many Shiite Muslims take part in these processions, and some even do self flagellation to recreate the pain, Imam Hussain must have suffered. (Lebanon)

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The Shia community marks the tenth day of Muharram by fasting, wearing primarily black, and participating in marches and processions. In the processions, one can hear people chanting "Ya Ali" and "Ya Hussain." (Bhopal)

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 11:04 AM IST

The Shia community marks the tenth day of Muharram by fasting, wearing primarily black, and participating in marches and processions. In the processions, one can hear people chanting “Ya Ali” and “Ya Hussain.” (Bhopal)

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The Arabic word muharram means "not allowed" or "forbidden." On the day of Ashura, the Muslim community recalls and laments the beheading of Imam Hussain during the Battle of Karbala. (Islamabad)(AFP)

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 11:04 AM IST

The Arabic word muharram means “not allowed” or “forbidden.” On the day of Ashura, the Muslim community recalls and laments the beheading of Imam Hussain during the Battle of Karbala. (Islamabad)(AFP)

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Prophet Muhammad referred to Muharram as the "holy month of Allah," making it the most significant of the 12 lunar months in the Islamic calendar for the Muslim world. In the meanwhile, Sunni Muslims typically mark Ashura Day by fasting and praying to Allah. (Iraq)(AFP)

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 11:04 AM IST

Prophet Muhammad referred to Muharram as the “holy month of Allah,” making it the most significant of the 12 lunar months in the Islamic calendar for the Muslim world. In the meanwhile, Sunni Muslims typically mark Ashura Day by fasting and praying to Allah. (Iraq)(AFP)

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