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taʿziyah

[tuh-zee-yuh] /təˈzi yə/
noun, (in Shiʿite Islam)
1.
a passion play commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali and Fatima, on the tenth of Muharram, a.d. 680.
Origin of taʿziyah
From the Arabic word taʿziyah literally, consolation
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