Muharram 2019: History, importance, significance and how to observe this day

Three Ashura mourners killed by Nigerian govt. forces

Muharram, one of the four sacred months, is observed by Muslims across the world. In fact, the month of Muharram is considered the second most holy month after Ramazan. People are also known to share Ashura quotes and shayaris on the Day of Ashura on Facebook and other social media platforms.

PM Khan said the life of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) gave a message that all the ordeals in the path of righteousness should be tolerated in a broad manner. As usual it will be an unparalleled manifestation of complete unity cohesion and brotherhood as a result of which absolute companionship will be evident ever since the first days of Muharramul Haram. They may also attend special prayer meetings in mosques or private homes.

It is believed that some fourteen centuries ago on the day of Ashura, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussain, and his little son, were brutally killed by a ruler in the Battle of Karbala.

Muharram is a period of intense grief and mourning for Shia Muslims.

Muharram processions routes were sealed and the movement of unwanted people was restricted.

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The devotees brought main processions from imambargahs across the country to observe 9th of Muharram with religious fervor and sanctity to pay tribute to Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions in Karbala. This exemplifies the suffering Imam Hussain Ali experienced shortly before his beheading.

Several of our celebrities took time out from their schedules in respect and remembrance and posted what Ashura meant to them.

At least 31 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in a stampede in the Iraqi city of Karbala, as Shia Muslim worshipers commemorated Ashura on Tuesday, according to Iraq's health ministry.

On the other hand, Sunni Muslims observe this day with a peaceful fast that lasts from sunrise to sunset. When fasting during the month of Ramzan became obligatory, the fast of Ashura was made non-compulsory.

The day was observed as a symbol of "sacrifice and mourning" recalling the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (RA) in the battle of Karbala on the 10th of Muharram.

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