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My Ashura, My Karbala, My Hussain: A Sunni Perspective

Religion : Huffington Post: Religion

Ashura, the tenth day of the month of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. A time of rejoicing and deliverance, yet a time of grief and sorrow. From both the Sunni and Shi'a traditions, this day holds very significant to many. In the S...

Shia Muslims Commemorate Bloody Day of Ashura

US Politics / Conservative : Gateway Pundit

Muslims celebrated the Ashura holiday around the world today. A Pakistani Shi’ite Muslim man flagellates himself during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura, which marks the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Is...

Why Some Muslims Self-Flagellate On This Religious Holiday

Religion : Huffington Post: Religion

Ashura, an optional fast day for Muslims that commemorates different things for Sunnis and Shiites, falls on Oct. 11, 2016. The word itself, ashura, means 10, and the holiday is the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram. The Isl...

Ashura Commemorations Around the World

News / International Affairs : Global Voices

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a period of mourning for Shia Muslims. Events reach a climax on Ashura, the tenth day of the month. Ayesha Saldanha reports on Ashura commemorations around the world.

Ashura: A Day of Fasting and Mourning

Religion / Islam : Inside Islam

Today is Ashura, which is the tenth day of the first month (Muharram) of the Islamic calendar. While Ashura is significant for both Sunnis and Shia, they differ in what the day commemorates and what practices should be carried out. ...


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