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ʿAshuraʾ

[ ash-oo-rah ]
/ ˈæʃ ʊ rɑ /
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noun

the tenth of the month of Muharram, an important fast day for Sunni Muslims.
(among Shiʿite Muslims) the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein.

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Origin of ʿAshuraʾ

From the Arabic word ʿĀshūrāʾ
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British Dictionary definitions for ʿAshuraʾ

Ashura
/ (ˈæʃʊˌrɑː) /

noun

Islam a Shiah festival observed on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar to commemorate the death of the martyr Imam Hussein bin Ali at the Battle of Karbala in 61 ah (680 ad)
C21: from Arabic 'Ashūrā
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