Worshippers marking Ashoura shot dead in Kabul

Shia pilgrims were targeted in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday with at least 14 people killed as they gathered to mark Ashoura, one of the most important days on the Shia-Muslim calendar. One attacker was killed after attempting to enter the shrine with a vest loaded with explosives, interior[…]

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Fasting the Day of Ashura

Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of Ashura expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on[…]

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Shias begin Ashura ceremonies

Millions of Shia Muslims around the world annually commemorate the great tragedy of Karbala with various forms of traditional ceremonies. The mourners take part in processions held in mosques and streets with different traditions to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s grandson Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his companions[…]

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