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How do you describe Ashura?
For Muslims, Ashura marks the day in which the Islamic prophet Musa was saved by Allah when He parted the Sea while leading the children of Israel to the land of Israel.
Do you know about Ashura?
For Shia Muslims, Ashura is a solemn day of mourning the martyrdom of Hussein in 680 AD at Karbala in modern-day Iraq. It is marked with mourning rituals and passion plays re-enacting the martyrdom. Shia men and women dressed in black also parade through the streets slapping their chests and chanting.
What do you say for Ashura?
What do you say to commemorate Ashura? As Ashura is a solemn event, greetings are not encouraged. You might say “May God Bless Hussein’s soul,” to a Muslim friend but no specific greetings are required.
What happens at Ashura?
For Muslims, Ashura marks the day God delivered the Israelites, led by the Prophet Musa (Moses), from the tyranny of Egypt’s Pharaoh by parting the Red Sea, thus allowing them to cross safely. The day is observed with a fast and religious ceremonies, including sermons and communal meals in Sunni communities.
How is Ashura celebrated around the world?
Ashura Traditions, Customs and Activities For Shi’a Muslims the Ashura is a day to make pilgrimages, for those who can, to a shrine in Karbala, the Mashhad al-Husayn, where the tomb of Husayn ibn Ali is. Shi’a Muslims wear mourning clothes and there is no sign of joy, no music, no dance and no earthly enjoyment.
What is special about the day of Ashura?
Ashura is a holy day for Muslims all over the world, celebrated on the 10th day of Muharram, according to the Islamic calendar. For the Sunnis, Ashura is the day Moses fasted to show his gratitude for the freedom of the Israelites. Today is also a holy day of mourning observed primarily by Shia Muslims.
What should we not do during Ashura?
For the first 10 days of Muharram, Shia Muslims observe a period of mourning for the martyred grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), Imam Husayn ibn Ali (as)….Some things to refrain from include:
- Eating meat, especially during the day.
- Donning new outfits.
- Getting engaged or married.
Is there any prayer for Ashura?
Ashura Day Prayers It is recommended to recite Ziarat Ashura and Dua Alqama on the day of Ashura. Also, one should also recite surah Ikhlas as much as possible. On the Day of Ashura, before Zuhar Namaz, Muslims must read 4 Rakat Nafil Namaz, 6 Rakat namaz with 3 salams, and 4 Rakat Nafil Namaz.
How do you greet someone in Muharram?
On the auspicious day of Muharram, may Allah bless you with health, wealth, peace and happiness! Sending you prayers for your and your family’s well being. Have a blessed Muharram! May Allah shower you with gifts of love, bravery, wisdom, contentment, health and patience and cleanliness.
How is Ashura celebrated?
For the Sunnis, Ashura is the day Moses fasted to show his gratitude for the freedom of the Israelites. Today is also a holy day of mourning observed primarily by Shia Muslims. Other Muslim sects spend the day fasting and meditating.
What should we do during Ashura?
For the Sunni majority, the day is marked with fasting and special prayers in mosques. For Shia Muslims, it marks the anniversary of the killing of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein during the Battle of Karbala, and is therefore a day of mourning.