Origin of ʿAshuraʾ
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What is Ashura?
Shi’ite Muslims observe Ashura as the commemoration of the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein Ibn Ali, in 680 c.e., during the Battle of Karbala. Shi’ite Muslims consider Hussein Ibn Ali a martyr and many perform mourning rituals during this time.
Sunni Muslims celebrate Ashura as a commemoration of the day that Noah left the ark and the day that Allah parted the Red Sea for Musa (Moses) and the Israelites as they were fleeing Egypt. For Sunni Muslims, Ashura is part of the period of peace and reflection observed during Muharram, and many fast on this day.
The month of Muharram is one of the months of the Islamic calendar that Muslims consider sacred, and it is common for all Muslims to fast at different times of the month and to spend more time at their mosques.
Ashura is sometimes also known as Yawm Ashura.
When is Ashura?
Ashura takes place every year on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, the date on which Ashura is observed varies from year to year.
In 2022, Ashura will begin on the evening of August 7 and end on the evening of August 8. In 2023, Ashura will begin on July 27 and end on July 28.
More information and context on Ashura
The name Ashura comes from an Arabic word meaning “ten.”
Like many other things about the ways Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims practice their faith, the month of Muharram and the day of Ashura are observed differently by each sect. In fact, the emergence of the two different sects is traced in part to the event that Shi’ite Muslims commemorate on Ashura—the killing of Hussein Ibn Ali during fighting between different factions.
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Ashura is observed differently by Muslims. For some, it is a time of mourning, while for others it is a time of reflection.
— Hesham A. Hassaballa (@GodFaithPen) October 4, 2016
Ashura (Arabic: عَاشُورَاء# , , also known as Yawm Ashura , is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.
There are certain days in the year which are more virtuous than others. One such day is the 10th of Muharram which is known as the day of #Ashura.
— 🇵🇸 تابش نصیر・ (@iam_Altruist) August 28, 2020
There is no day like Ashura and there is no land like Karbala.
— Ammar Ali 💡🇵🇰 (@Ammarrr_110) July 31, 2021
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Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, the date on which Ashura falls changes each year.
How to use ʿAshuraʾ in a sentence
Although Shias are a minority in Pakistan, the shops along the route were closed that day, a national holiday known as Ashura.
Ashura is also a reminder that the eternal value of justice must be defended regardless of the odds of success.
This year, Ashura, the culmination of the mourning ceremonies, will fall on December 27.
The Revolutionary Guard and the basij are determined to make sure that Muharram and Ashura will not provide that opportunity.
He was killed on the tenth of Muharram (Ashura) in the year 680 on the plain of Karbala, in what is now Iraq.
They strictly observed the dietary laws, and solemnized the festivals, and the fast of Yom-Kippur, which they called Ashura.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
It is greater than the day of Ramadan and the day of el-Adha and the day of Ashura.Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion|Najeeb M. Saleeby