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.