ISLAMIC NEW yEAR
Muḥarram is the first month of the Islamic calendar.
The tenth day of Muharram is known as Ashura.
It is held to be the second holiest month after Ramadan.
Better known as part of the Mourning of Muharram,
Shi'a Muslims mourn the tragedy of Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī's family, and Sunni Muslims practice fasting on Ashura.
The first month, Muharram, is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Quran, along with the seventh month of Rajab
During these sacred months, warfare is forbidden. Before the advent of Islam, the Quraish and Arabs also forbade warfare during those months.
Muslims believe that in this month of Muharram, one should worship Allah a lot.
Shiʿi Muslims eat as little as possible on the Ashura; however, this is not seen as fasting.
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