Moharram 2020: Moharram is a period of severe grief for Shia Muslims around the world. It is a month of mourning for the death of Hazrat Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. At Moharram, the mourners pray in mosques and march to mourn the death of the prophet’s grandson. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic this year, the Supreme Court has refused permission for a Moharram parade in India over the weekend. This could lead to confusion and “a specific community will be targeted” for the spread of the coronavirus, the court said.
Muslims in many parts of the world celebrate mourning with blood donation. In the month of Muharram, the first day in the Islamic lunar calendar, Ashura Day is very significant. This year is Ashura Day Sunday.
Moharram 2020: Learn about Ashura Day
Shia Muslims mark this day’s ceremonial mourning and it is called Ashura
On Ashura’s day, Prophet’s grandson Husayn ibn Ali (Hazrat Imam Hussein) was killed in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD
Shia Muslims mourn the Day of Ashura with a sharp object
It symbolizes the agony the prophet’s grandson suffered before he died
Ashura also marks the day when God saved Moses (Moses) from Pharaoh of Egypt
Ashura Day is a symbol of the struggle against injustice and oppression
Moharram 2020 Image: Moharram is a period of grief and mourning for Shia Muslims
Moharam 2020: Significance and History
Moharam, one of the four holy months, is celebrated with great respect by Muslims all over the world. The Prophet Muhammad went from Makkah to Medina during the Mohammed. Many Muslims celebrate fasting as part of mourning. Muslims belonging to the Shia sect usually wear black clothes on the Moharram.
The mourning traditionally begins from the first night of the Moharram and lasts for ten nights. During this time, Hussein ibn Ali and his family and followers – women, children and the elderly – were deprived of water and tortured, and most of them were killed by Yazid I’s army at the Battle of Karbala. .