- Who was the youngest martyr of Karbala?
- When did the Ziarat Arba’een date back?
- Why did Imam Hasan abdicate the Caliphate to Muawiya?
- How many people were killed during Wahhabis’ attack at Karbala?
- In Ta’ziya (pictured), who is shown testing and training Ali al-Akbar before the Battle?
- Is Ashura considered a day of fasting by Sunnis?
- How many of martyrs of Karbala were descendants of Banu Hashim?
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Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram (the first month of the Islamic calendar). It is the climax of the Muharram mourning rituals which commemorates the martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH. For Sunnis, it is a day on which fasting is recommended. The root of the word Ashura has the meaning of tenth in Semitic languages. The Arabic term derives from the Hebrew word ʿasor with the Aramaic determinative ending -ā. It refers broadly to the first ten days of Muharram, but more specifically to the tenth day. Full Article...