Muharram

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. This is the anniversary of the death of Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammed. The Islamic year consists of 12 months and about 354 days. Muharram is the first month. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

Where

Muharram is a public holiday in places such as India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.

When

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The first month, Muharram is one of the four sacred months that God has mentioned in the Quran. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

More Details

Moharrum FestivalThe events of Muharram are commemorated in many ways in different Islamic denominations and cultures. Mosques may provide free meals on Muharram. Other events also take place and Muslim communities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States may incorporate some aspect of these traditions when observing the Commemoration of Muharram.

History

A number of important events in Islamic history have occurred during this month. It include the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 CE, which enabled Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammed, and his army to enter the city on the first day of the month; the restriction of Husayn ibn Ali's access to water on the seventh day; and the death of Husayn ibn Ali and the defeat of his army on the 10th day of the month. The Shi'a and Sunni denominations of Islam attach different weights to these events and mark them in different ways.

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References

Wikipedia :Muharrum
See the dates on which Muharrum is celebrated :

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Year Month Day Day of Week
2013 November 15 Friday
2014 November 04 Tuesday
 

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