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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 ibn Ali were buried by the local Banī Asad tribe, at what later became known as the Mashhad Al-Husayn. The battle itself occurred as a result […]

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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 of the battle of Karbala, when the grandson of Muhammad (P.B.U.H), Imam Hussein ibn Ali, was killed, and is widely commemorated by the Shia Muslim […]

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