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محرم ، محرم الحرام

Fırst month of Arabıc Lunar Calendar (Wikipedia) - Muharram   (Redirected from Moharram) For use as a given name, see Muharrem.

Islamic Calendar

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  • Ramadan
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  • Dhu al-Qi'dah
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  • A procession of Shia Muslims in Bhopal.

    Muharram (Arabic: المحرّم) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

    The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden" and is derived from the word harām, meaning "sinful". It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days. The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, which to Shia Muslims is part of the Mourning of Muharram.

    Azadari procession carried out by Shiite Muslims in Indian city of Hardoi on the Day of Ashura.

    10th of Muharram: On this day he who spends more lavishly for the sake of his family members, Allah Ta'aalaa will bestow blessing upon the sustenance of the following year. Abu Qataada (R.A.) has related that the Prophet has reported to have said that by fasting on the 10th of Muharram Allah Ta'aalaa will pardon the sins of the past year.

    Some Muslims fast during this day, because it is recorded in the hadith that Musa (Moses) and his people obtained a victory over the Egyptian Pharaoh on the 10th day of Muharram; accordingly Muhammad asked Muslims to fast on this day that is Ashura and on a day before that is 9th.

    Fasting differs among the Muslim groupings; mainstream Shia Muslims stop eating and drinking during sunlight hours and do not eat until late afternoon. Sunni Muslims also fast during Muharram for the first ten days of Muharram, or just the tenth day, or on both the ninth and tenth days; the exact term depends on the individual. Shia Muslims do so to replicate the sufferings of Hussein ibn Ali on the Day of Ashura.

    ContentsMuharram and Ashura Main article: Mourning of MuharramShia Muslims in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in a Hussainia as part of the commemoration of MuharramShia Muslim children in Amroha, India on camels in front of Azakhana as part of the procession commemorating events on & after Day of Ashura

    Muharram is a month of remembrance & Modern Shia Meditation that is often considered synonymous with the event of Ashura. Ashura, which literally means the "Tenth" in Arabic, refers to the tenth day of Muharram. It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad.

    Shias start the mourning from the 1st night of Muharram and continue for two months and eight days. However the last days are the most important since these were the days where Hussein and his family and followers (consisting of 72 people, including women, children and aged people) were killed by army of Yazid I at the Battle of Karbala on his orders. Surviving members of Hussein's family and that of his followers were taken captive, marched to Damascus, and imprisoned there.

    Muharram is also observed by Dawoodi Bohras in the same way as Shias.They practice prayers on the sayings of the present dawah of Bohras, Mohammed Burhanuddin. On the tenth day of Muharrum, they pray for Hussein till the magrib namaz. When the namaz ends, Hussein is considered shahid by Yazid. It is also close to the day of resurrection because it said in a book that this world will one day come to an end on Friday 10th of Muharram.]]

    With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic New Year is ushered in. The first month, Muharram is one of the four sacred months that God has mentioned in the Quran.


    The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Muharram migrates throughout the solar years. The estimated start and end dates for Muharram are as follows (based on the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia:[3])

    AH First day (CE / AD) Last day (CE / AD)
    1431 18 December 2009 15 January 2010
    1432   7 December 2010   4 January 2011
    1433 26 November 2011 25 December 2011
    1434 15 November 2012 13 December 2012
    1435   4 November 2013   3 December 2013
    1436 25 October 2014 22 November 2014
    1437 14 October 2015 12 November 2015
    Muharram dates between 2010 and 2015
    Scenes in the procession at the Mohurrum festivalIslamic events taking place during Muharram[edit]

    Many Sufi Muslims fast for the same reason as the sunnis mentioned above, but also for the martyrs, they pray for them and send upon the peace and blessings.

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