Mourning of Muharram

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered the second holiest month after Ramzan. Muharram, one of the four sacred months, is observed by Muslims across the world. The word ‘Muharram’ means forbidden and sinful. On the tenth day of the month, Imam Hussain Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the third Imam of the Shia community, was killed in the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD. The Shia Muslims mark the ceremonial mourning on this day and it’s called Ashura.

At Park Circus (Dehi Serampore Road  ) a procession on the Eve of 7th day of Muharram was held today . It was organised by Janab Zafar Ali in an attendance of Maulana Syed Mehdi Hassan Zaidi Mirati(Jummah Imam of Masjid -E Basravi ) . It involved several persons doing  the ritualistic “matam” or beating of their chests, slapping their faces and self-flagellation to reflect the grief over the violent deaths of Hussein and his family.


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