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Understanding the Significance of the Day of Ashura in Islam

Day of Ashura

ʿĀshūrāʾ is a sacred day to Muslims celebrated on the 10th of Muḥarram, the first month of the Muslim calendar (Gregorian date varies). The name comes from the Arabic word for the number ten. The word Muḥarram comes from the Arabic root ḥ-r-m, which can indicate “forbidden” (ḥarām). Traditionally, Muḥarram is a sacred month prohibiting […]