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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 ...

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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 of mourning for the death of Al-Husain . For Sunni Muslims, 10 Muḥarram is celebrated as a day of...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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...Muharram First month of the Islamic lunar calendar; the month when the qiblah (direction of prayer) was shifted from Jerusalem to Mecca. The first ten days are a period of intense ritual mourning during which Shiis engage in lamentation assemblies, public processions, and other activities, culminating in the anniversary of the murder of Husayn ( Muhammad 's...

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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 in Islam. For example, it was on 16 Muharram ( ah 2⁄624 ce ) that the qiblah (the direction toward which Muslims pray) was shifted from Jerusalem to Mecca. The month of Muharram is also traditionally associated with the liberation of the Jews from Pharaoh and the landing of Noah's ark on Mount Ararat. Among Shīʿah it has special significance as the month when Imam Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī , the grandson of Muhammad, was martyred. In ah 81 ⁄680 ...

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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 Arabic muḥarram ...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Rawḍa khānī

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Ritual recitation in Iran by Shiʿites of the sufferings and martyrdoms of Imāms, and especially of al-Ḥusain. These are particularly prominent on 10 Muḥarram, when public processions take place with ...
Ibn Abi'l-Khayr, Abu Sa‘id Fadlullah

Ibn Abi'l-Khayr, Abu Sa‘id Fadlullah  

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(967–1049)Abu Sa‘id was born in Mayhana in Khurasan (present day Turkmenistan) on 1 Muharram 357 / 3 December 967, and died there 4 Sha‘ban 440 / 12 January 1049. ...
Juwayni, Imam al-Haramayn

Juwayni, Imam al-Haramayn  

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(419–78 / 1028–85)Abu'l Ma‘ali Rukn al-Din ‘Abd al-Malik b. ‘Abd Allah was born at the village of Bushtanikan near Nishapur on Muharram 18, 419 / 17 February 1028 and ...
Mustafa Ali

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(948–1008 / 1541–1600)Mustafa Ali Efendi was born in Galipoli (Turkey) on 2 Muharram 948 / 25 April 1541 and died in Jeddah in 1008 / 1600. He was one ...
Jāri-gān

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A Bengali folk song, related to the Muslim festival of Muharram. See Bengali Folk Music, 16.
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
al-Taftazani, Sa‘d al-Din

al-Taftazani, Sa‘d al-Din  

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(722–93 / 1322–90)Sa‘d al-Din Mas‘ud b. Umar b. Abd Allah was born in Taftazan, a village in Khurasan, in 722 / 1322 and died in Samarkand on 22 Muharram ...
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Possessor of wings. Refers to the horse used by Husayn ibn Ali in the battle at Karbala. According to popular Shii literature, the horse either belonged to Muhammad originally or was a descendant of ...

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