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Ashura

Ashura  

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Tenth day of the Muslim month of Muharram. Commemoration of the martyrdom in 680 of Husayn, Muhammad's grandson and the third imam of Shii Islam. Shii communities annually reenact the tragedy in a ...
Husayn

Husayn  

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Name of the grandson of Muhammad (through the Prophet's daughter Fatima, see Fatima1), who with his retinue was killed at Karbala in ad 680.See also Hobson-Jobson, Muharram.
Islamic Calendar

Islamic Calendar  

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Also known as hijrah calendar. Lunar calendar consisting of twelve months, each of which lasts from the first sighting of one crescent moon to the first sighting of the next, approximately ...
Ithna Asharis

Ithna Asharis  

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Also known as Twelvers, since they recognize twelve imams, and Imamis, due to their belief in the necessity of an imam for establishment of an ideal Muslim community. Largest subdivision within Shii ...
Muharram

Muharram  

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The first month of the year in the Islamic calendar, and an annual celebration in this month commemorating the death of Husayn, grandson of Muhammad, and his retinue. The name comes from Arabic ...
Rawzah Khani

Rawzah Khani  

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Narrative accounts of Imam Husayn's martyrdom; remembrance through recitations and chanting of the suffering and death of Husayn and other Shii martyrs at the Battle of Karbala on the tenth of ...
Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb  

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(d. 1966)Egyptian literary critic, novelist, and poet who became an important Islamist thinker and activist. Brother of Muhammad Qutb. Believed that Islam is a timeless body of ideas and practices ...
Ta'zieh

Ta'zieh  

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Shii passion play, performed mainly in Iran, that reenacts the passion and death of Husayn, Muhammad's grandson and the third imam. Husayn was murdered along with his male children and companions ...
West Bank

West Bank  

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An area of Palestine west of the River Jordan, allocated by a UN Partition Plan of 1947 as a separate Arab state alongside an independent state of Israel. It was occupied by Jordan in 1948, and ...

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