Muharram with Nika

Virtual Personal Tours
60 Min
04 Sep 2019
Nika
Shias begin mourning from the first night of Muharram and continue for ten nights, climaxing on the Day of Ashura.
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Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and one of the four sacred months during which warfare is forbidden. Muharram, especially its 10th day known as Ashura, is a time for Shiite Muslims to commemorate and remember Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, who was martyred by the forces of the second Umayyad Caliph at the battle of Karbala.

Shias begin mourning from the first night of Muharram and continue for ten nights, climaxing on the Day of Ashura. During this time Shias wear black outfits, mourn and weep, hold memorial services called Ta’zieh, visit Husayn’s tomb in Karbala, read the prayer book called Ziyarat Ashura, offer and eat votive food, etc.