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Contemplating Ashura: A Shia Muslim’s Reflections

Every year, upon the emergence of the crescent of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, Shi’i Muslims around the world cloak themselves in black garments and prepare to mourn Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family. On the day of Ashura, the…


Why Sunni Muslims Should Learn About and Observe Ashura

Ashura is the tenth day of the month of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. It marks three historical events: the day Nuh (Noah) left the Ark, the day that Prophet Musa and his people were liberated from Firawn, and the day Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet, was martyred. In a Hadith narrated by Imam Muslim,…