History, Significance, and Everything You Need to Know About Ashura 2021
The day of Ashura is extremely important during the month of Muharram, which is the first in the Islamic lunar calendar.
Muharram 2021: The month of Muharram is a time of mourning for Shia Muslims all around the globe. It is the month of mourning for Hazrat Imam Hussain, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. Mourners conduct prayers in mosques and march in processions to grieve the death of the Prophet’s grandson on Muharram.
In many areas of the globe, Muslims commemorate Muharram sorrow by donating blood. The Day of Ashura is a major event in the Islamic lunar calendar’s first month, Muharram. The Day of Ashura falls on Friday this year.
Learn about Ashura Day.
On this day, Shia Muslims observe Ashura, a day of ceremonial mourning.
Hussain Ibn Ali (Hazrat Imam Hussain), the Prophet’s grandson, was slain at the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD on the Day of Ashura.
Shia Muslims commemorate Ashura by slapping themselves in the face with sharp instruments.
This represents the Prophet’s grandson’s anguish leading up to his death.
Ashura also commemorates God’s deliverance of Musa (Moses) from Egypt’s Pharaoh.
The Day of Ashura is also a symbol of resistance to tyranny and injustice.
The History and Importance of that day
Muslims all around the globe celebrate Muharram, one of the four holy months, with profound respect. The Prophet Muhammad traveled from Mecca to Medina during the month of Muharram. As part of their grief, many Muslims maintain a partial fast. In the holy month of Muharram, Shia Muslims often dress in black.
The mourning period begins on the first night of Muharram and lasts for ten nights. These are the most important days because Hussain Ibn Ali and his family, including women, children, and the elderly, were denied water and tormented throughout this period, and most of them slain by Yazid I’s army during the Battle of Karbala.
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