[ tuh-zee-yuh ]
/ təˈzi yə /
noun (in Shiʿite Islam)
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.
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Origin of taʿziyah
From the Arabic word taʿziyah literally, consolation
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