NEW DELHI: Muharram Date 2019:’Ashura’ day, that is the emotional peak day of Muharram when Muslims typically intensify their expression of anguish, will be observed on Tuesday.
Muharram, the first month of this year based on the Islamic calendar, is regarded among the sacred months of the Muslim lunar calendar, just after the holiest month of Ramzan. Muslims all around the globe observe the month of Muharram, which began on September 1 this year. Traditionally, processions are held for the first ten days of this month to discover the death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein. The battle of Karbala, where Hazrat Imam Hussain had attained martyrdom, is thought to have been taken place in the 7th century. Muslims worldwide stage processions and hold rallies throughout Muharram to mark the anniversary of the passing of the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. ‘Ashura’ day, that is the emotional peak day of Muharram when Muslims typically intensify their expression of anguish, will be observed on Tuesday. Additionally it is a month of celebration for Muslims as Hazrat Imam Hussain’s martyrdom made his followers’ beliefs stronger.
This illustrates the suffering Imam Hussain Ali experienced shortly before his beheading.
Ashura also marks the day Musa (Moses) was rescued from the Pharaoh of Egypt by God. The Prophet Muhammad used to fast on Ashura in Mecca, where it became a frequent convention for the early Muslims. When fasting during the month of Ramzan became obligatory, the fast of Ashurawas created non-compulsory.
Throughout the month of Muharram, some mosques give free meals on certain nights of this month to all people. Since Muharram is a period of intense grief and mourning for Shia Muslims, the mourners congregate in a mosque for sorrowful poetic recitations.