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The Battle of Karbala explained

The Battle of Karbala was fought on the bare deserts on the way to Kufa on October 10, 680  (10 Muharram 61 AH). Both Husayn ibn Ali and his brother Abbas…


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What is Muharram: the Islamic New Year?

The new moon signals the beginning of the month of Muharram. The Hijri New Year is the name given to the first day of the month. Muharram marks the anniversary…


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