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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 ...
Dhikr

Dhikr  

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Remembering or reminding. In Islamic devotional practice, it represents the ways of reminding oneself of God, based on Quranic injunctions such as “O you who believe, remember Allah with frequent ...
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.
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 ...
Imāmzādah

Imāmzādah  

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A shrine-tomb of a male descendant of a Shii imam is reverently accorded this title to indicate the love for the household of the Prophet Muhammad among the Shiis. Centers of popular Shii devotion ...
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 ...
Salafi

Salafi  

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Name (derived from salaf, “pious ancestors”) given to a reform movement led by Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh at the turn of the twentieth century. Emphasized restoration of Islamic ...
Shahīd

Shahīd  

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(Arab., ‘a witness’).In the Qurʾān, one who bears witness, as God bears witness to human deeds. Its subsequent use for one who bears witness to God by dying in ...
Shia

Shia  

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One of the two main branches of Islam, followed especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth caliph, as Muhammad's first true successor. Adherents are ...
Ẓulm

Ẓulm  

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Wrongdoing against God, others, or self. Since the Middle Ages the term has been used to mean oppression and tyranny, particularly by rulers over their subjects. Frequently used as the opposite of ...

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