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On Muharram, PM Modi, Kejriwal remember Imam Hussain’s sacrifice

  • Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year and is considered the second holiest after the Ramazan month.
Shiite Muslims take part in the annual 'Ashura Day' march.(AFP)
Shiite Muslims take part in the annual 'Ashura Day' march.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 01:59 PM IST
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2 killed, 25 injured in explosion during Muharram procession in Pakistan

The incident took place in Bahawalnagar, some 260 kilometres from Lahore when a Shia procession was heading to an Imambargah as part of the annual Ashura commemoration.
A Shiite Muslim flagellates himself with blades on chains during a procession to mark Ashoura, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP / Representational Image)
A Shiite Muslim flagellates himself with blades on chains during a procession to mark Ashoura, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP / Representational Image)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 05:37 PM IST
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Muharram holiday: These are the dates announced by state governments

Muharram is observed across India with processions (tazia) being taken out. But this year, there are restrictions on public gatherings due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), so states have not granted permission to take out Muharram processions.
Iraqi Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning procession during the month of Muharram in Karbala.(AFP Photo)
Iraqi Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning procession during the month of Muharram in Karbala.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 10:34 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi revises Muharram holiday date, to be observed on Friday

Muharram 2021: The Delhi government said in its official order that the date for the public holiday on account of Muharram was changed by the Union ministry of personnel under the central government.
Shiite faithful pilgrims gather outside the golden-domed shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim during a Muharram procession in Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Representational Image / AP)
Shiite faithful pilgrims gather outside the golden-domed shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim during a Muharram procession in Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Representational Image / AP)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 09:35 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Muharram 2021: Wishes, quotes, images to share with your loved ones

  • Muharram 2021: The first month of the Islamic calendar is observed as Muharram. Here are best wishes, messages, quotes and images to send to your loved ones.
Muharram 2021: Wishes, quotes, images to share with your loved ones(Twitter/karbala_network)
Muharram 2021: Wishes, quotes, images to share with your loved ones(Twitter/karbala_network)
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 03:33 PM IST
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Muharram 2021: This is why Shia and Sunni Muslims fast on Ashura

  • Muharram 2021: Wondering whether to fast on the 9th or 10th of Muharram? Know the Islamic reason behind why Muslims fast on Ashura and the difference in the Ashura celebrations of Shias and Sunnis
Muharram 2021: This is why Shia and Sunni Muslims fast on Ashura(Photo by Tim Wildsmith/Abdullah Arif/Flo P on Unsplash)
Muharram 2021: This is why Shia and Sunni Muslims fast on Ashura(Photo by Tim Wildsmith/Abdullah Arif/Flo P on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 03:07 PM IST
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Muharram 2021: Date of Ashura in India, Saudi Arabia and other countries

  • Muharram 2021: Here’s when Shia and Sunni Muslims in India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and other countries will mark the day of Ashura or the tenth day of Muharram this year
Iraqi Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning procession during the month of Muharram leading up to the day of Ashura, at the Imam Abbas shrine in Iraq's holy city of Karbala(Photo by Mohammed SAWAF/AFP)
Iraqi Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning procession during the month of Muharram leading up to the day of Ashura, at the Imam Abbas shrine in Iraq's holy city of Karbala(Photo by Mohammed SAWAF/AFP)
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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Covid-19: Karnataka bans processions on Muharram, Ganesh Chaturthi

Last week, the Union government had urged states and Union territories to consider imposing restrictions for upcoming festivals.
Image used only for representative purpose (File Photo/PTI)
Image used only for representative purpose (File Photo/PTI)
Published on Aug 13, 2021 05:39 PM IST
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Islamic New Year 2021: Date, wishes and significance of Hijri New Year

  • Islamic New Year 2021: The Islamic New Year commences with Muharram, which is considered to be the second holiest month after Ramadan. This year it will fall on August 10.
Islamic New Year 2021: Date, wishes and significance of Hijri New Year((Unsplash))
Islamic New Year 2021: Date, wishes and significance of Hijri New Year((Unsplash))
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 03:17 PM IST
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Muharram 2021: Announcement on Islamic New Year likely today

Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar and is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Quran.
Muharram date is likely to be decided today.(Reuters File Photo)
Muharram date is likely to be decided today.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 08:12 PM IST
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Muharram banned in UP, clerics object to word 'festival' in police chief letter

No procession (called tazia) is allowed to be taken out during the 10 days - from August 10 to 19 - when Muharram will be observed. Uttar Pradesh DGP Mukul Goel has also directed that clerics must be involved to ensure Covid-19 guidelines are followed.
Huge processions are taken out on Muharram by Muslims, which have been banned by Uttar Pradesh government due to Covid-19.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Huge processions are taken out on Muharram by Muslims, which have been banned by Uttar Pradesh government due to Covid-19.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 12:13 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Does not forget Muharram’: BJP leader taunts Bengal CM over no to ritual

The BJP state unit had organised traditional Hindu rituals on the banks of the Hooghly river to pay homage to the souls of 32 party workers who the leadership said had died in political clashes in the last 12 months. However, police denied permission.
On Monday, the chief minister’s decision to give monthly stipend and houses to Brahmin priests triggered a debate, with the Congress, Left and BJP calling it a desperate move to secure Hindu votes before the crucial assembly polls next year. (PTI Photo)
On Monday, the chief minister’s decision to give monthly stipend and houses to Brahmin priests triggered a debate, with the Congress, Left and BJP calling it a desperate move to secure Hindu votes before the crucial assembly polls next year. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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‘No workable solution came up’: UP top court refuses Muharram procession plea

The petitioners’ plea was that any restriction on the carrying out of procession during Muharram is in violation of their fundamental right of freedom to practise religion.
The petitioners cited the Supreme Court order allowing Jagganath Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha. (HT Photo)
The petitioners cited the Supreme Court order allowing Jagganath Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 05:35 PM IST
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Security tightened in Srinagar to stop Muharram procession amid Covid-19

Authorities have said Muharram processions will not be allowed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Police have set up barricades to stop Muharram processions in Srinagar.(HT PHOTO)
Police have set up barricades to stop Muharram processions in Srinagar.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 12:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

Cannot discriminate against Shia Muslims: Bombay high court directs state to allow Muharram rituals

The court observed that there was no SC order barring Muharram processions across the country
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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2 arrested for raising Azadi slogans during Muharram procession in Srinagar

Police said that those who raised slogans of Azadi during the Muharram procession were booked under the sedition law
A Muharram procession in Srinagar.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A Muharram procession in Srinagar.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

SC dismisses PIL seeking permission for holding Muharram processions

The court said a general direction for the entire country in this regard will lead to chaos
Jawad’s lawyer, Azim H Laskar, pointed out that a majority of Shia Muslims, who mainly take out Muharram processions to mourn the killing of the Prophet’s grandson Hussain and other members of his family in the battle of Karbala in the seventh century, are concentrated in Lucknow.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Jawad’s lawyer, Azim H Laskar, pointed out that a majority of Shia Muslims, who mainly take out Muharram processions to mourn the killing of the Prophet’s grandson Hussain and other members of his family in the battle of Karbala in the seventh century, are concentrated in Lucknow.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Admn allows tazias at home, azadari with riders after talks with Shia cleric

Shia clerics have moved court for permission to hold the Muharram processions
Shiite Muslims carry a 'tazia', or a replica of the coffin of Imam Hussain during a Muharram procession to mourn the martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Shiite Muslims carry a 'tazia', or a replica of the coffin of Imam Hussain during a Muharram procession to mourn the martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Muharram 2020: WhatsApp messages, Facebook status, quotes and SMS to wish Islamic New Year or Al Hijri 1442

Muharram 2020: With Islamic New Year or Al Hijri 1442 just around the corner, here are some WhatsApp messages, Facebook status, quotes and SMS to wish your family and friends
Wishes for Islamic New Year or Al-Hijri 1442 ahead of Muharram 2020(Twitter/DaliaDayekh)
Wishes for Islamic New Year or Al-Hijri 1442 ahead of Muharram 2020(Twitter/DaliaDayekh)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 01:18 PM IST
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Public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi or Muharram barred in Delhi due to Covid-19

Immersion of idols are accompanied by long religious processions during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Long processions are also taken out during Muharram celebrations.
Devotees carry Idol of lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.(HT PHOTO)
Devotees carry Idol of lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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‘We put fear of law into hearts of criminals’: UP DGP OP Singh

UP Police took stock of the situation and decided to mount a very aggressive posture towards criminals and gangs.
DGP Singh single-handedly commands the largest police force in the world.(HT FILE)
DGP Singh single-handedly commands the largest police force in the world.(HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 05:47 AM IST
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Lucknow | ByShishir Gupta

Six year old Bengal boy sustains bullet injuries during Muharram procession, probe ordered

Locals told the police that the sound of the gunshots couldn’t be heard in the loud music. The boy was first rushed to a government hospital then shifted to the nursing home after his condition deteriorated.
A six-year old boy was injured after bullets were fired while a Muharram procession was being carried out in Malda, Bengal(PTI/Representative)
A six-year old boy was injured after bullets were fired while a Muharram procession was being carried out in Malda, Bengal(PTI/Representative)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 07:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Berhampore | BySreyasi Pal

In Pakistan, milk touches Rs 140 per litre mark, costlier than petrol

Petrol and diesel prices in Pakistan are lower than that of milk. Petrol was selling Rs 113 per litre, while diesel was Rs 91 per litre in Pakistan, just two days ago.
The price of milk has reached Rs 140 per litre in Karachi and the Sindh Province.(HT File)
The price of milk has reached Rs 140 per litre in Karachi and the Sindh Province.(HT File)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 01:48 PM IST
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Communal harmony on display: Hindu and Muslims celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, Muharram under one roof

Both Hindus and Muslims gather at the same place, where arrangements have been made for Ganesh Chaturthi and Muharram.
According to the locals, people in the village celebrate all the festivals together, be it Holi, Diwali or Eid. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: PTI)
According to the locals, people in the village celebrate all the festivals together, be it Holi, Diwali or Eid. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: PTI)
Published on Sep 10, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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Hubli, Karnataka | ByAsian News International

Curbs reimposed in parts of Kashmir over Muharram

Commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas were completely sealed off by placing concertina wires at all entry points where large number of security force personnel were deployed, officials said.
The officials did not cite any reasons for reimposing restrictions but it is believed that the step was taken to prevent Muharram processions in the city and elsewhere in the Valley.(HT image)
The officials did not cite any reasons for reimposing restrictions but it is believed that the step was taken to prevent Muharram processions in the city and elsewhere in the Valley.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 01:15 AM IST
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Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

Curfew-like restrictions reimposed in several parts of Kashmir

Commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas were completely sealed off by placing concertina wires at all entry points where large number of security force personnel were deployed, officials said.
Security personnel patrol a deserted street as restrictions were(HT image)
Security personnel patrol a deserted street as restrictions were(HT image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 11:17 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

Restrictions imposed in Kashmir valley to prevent Muharram processions

Shia Muslims would take out mourning processions during the month before 1990’s. However, Muharram processions have been banned since militancy erupted in the state.
Paramilitary forces deployed in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on the 8th day of Muharram on September 8, 2019.(AFP)
Paramilitary forces deployed in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on the 8th day of Muharram on September 8, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 06:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

Tabarruk – giving alms, seeking blessings during Muharram

Tabarruk or sacred offerings are distributed among thousands of ‘azadaars’ or mourners as part of Muharram ritual.
Food being packed to be distributed as ‘tabarruk’ or sacred offering among the mourners as during the 10-day-long Muharram ritual.(HT PHoto)
Food being packed to be distributed as ‘tabarruk’ or sacred offering among the mourners as during the 10-day-long Muharram ritual.(HT PHoto)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 01:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByOliver Fredrick, Lucknow

With top Shia leader in detention, uncertainty over Muharram in Kashmir

The Valley has been under a lockdown since August 5, when the decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir was announced in Parliament by union home minister Amit Shah.
People have been trying to meet the leader of the Shia Association to get instructions on Muharram procession.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
People have been trying to meet the leader of the Shia Association to get instructions on Muharram procession.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 10:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran and Rezaul Laskar

With top Shia leader in detention, uncertainty over Muharram in Kashmir

The Valley has been under a lockdown since August 5, when the decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir was announced in Parliament by union home minister Amit Shah.
People have been trying to meet the leader of the Shia Association to get instructions on Muharram procession.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
People have been trying to meet the leader of the Shia Association to get instructions on Muharram procession.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran and Rezaul Laskar
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