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Ahl al-Bayt

Ahl al-Bayt  

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People of the house, or Muhammad's family and descendants. Shiis are particularly devoted to the Prophet's family, believing that they embody special holiness, spiritual power, and knowledge due to ...
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 ...
Hobson-Jobson

Hobson-Jobson  

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Assimilation of adopted foreign words to the sound-pattern of the adopting language, from the title of a famous collection (1886) of Anglo-Indian words by Yule & Burnell, representing an alteration ...
Ḥusaynīyah

Ḥusaynīyah  

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A special site where ritual ceremonies commemorating the life and martyrdom of Imam Ḥusayn are held, ḥusaynīyah can be a temporary tent set up especially for the Muḥarram mourning ceremonies ...
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 ...
Muharram

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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First month of the Islamic lunar calendar; the month when the qiblah (direction of prayer) was shifted from Jerusalem to

Muḥarram

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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First month of the Muslim calendar, the first ten days of which are observed by Shīʿa Muslims as a period

Muḥarram

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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The first month of the lunar Islamic calendar, the month of Muharram, has a long tradition as a sacred month

Muharram

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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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 ... More
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 ...
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 ...

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