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Ashura fasting in Muharram 2022: Here's why Shia and Sunni Muslims fast on 10th

Ashura fasting in Muharram 2022: Wondering whether to fast on the 8th, 9th or 10th of Muharram? Here's all you need to know about the date, history and significance of why Shia and Sunni Muslims fast on Ashura and when is the fasting day of Muharram 1444
A Kashmiri Shiite Muslim holds a religious flag during preparations ahead of the start of Muharram to commemorate the religious mourning period of Ashura, in Srinagar  (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)
A Kashmiri Shiite Muslim holds a religious flag during preparations ahead of the start of Muharram to commemorate the religious mourning period of Ashura, in Srinagar  (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:57 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Muharram 2022: Date of Ashura in Saudi Arabia, India, Oman and other countries

Muharram 2022: Here’s when Shia and Sunni Muslims in India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Oman, Bangladesh, Iran, Canada, UK, USA, Australia and other countries will mark the day of Ashura or the tenth day of Muharram this year
Shiite Muslims re-enact historical events of Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq's holy city of Karbala (Photo by Mohammed SAWAF / AFP)
Shiite Muslims re-enact historical events of Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq's holy city of Karbala (Photo by Mohammed SAWAF / AFP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:59 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Muharram 2022: Date, history, significance, rituals of Shia and Sunni Muslims

Muharram 2022: Here's all you need to know about the Al Hijri date, history, significance and rituals performed by Shia and Sunni Muslims at the onset of the Islamic New Year
Muharram 2022: Al Hijri date, history, significance, rituals performed by Muslims on Islamic New Year (Twitter/syedadehlizahra)
Muharram 2022: Al Hijri date, history, significance, rituals performed by Muslims on Islamic New Year (Twitter/syedadehlizahra)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:57 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Owaisi says he will never support law mandating only 2 children, explains why

A few days ago, Owaisi said Muslims are using contraceptives the most. “Are Muslims not natives of India? If we see the reality, natives are only tribals and Dravidian people,” Owaisi earlier said on the issue of population. 
Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday again talked about the issue of population. 
Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday again talked about the issue of population. 
Published on Jul 14, 2022 01:42 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Hajj 2022: 1 million Muslims mark largest Islamic pilgrimage since Covid-19

This year, the hajj in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia is open to just 1 million foreign and domestic pilgrims who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, tested negative for Covid-19 and are between 18 and 65 years old. Authorities estimate 85% have arrived from abroad.
Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. One million fully vaccinated Muslims, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed at this year's hajj in the city of Mecca, a big rise after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to policies to stop the spread of coronavirus infection.  (Photo by Christina ASSI / AFP )
Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. One million fully vaccinated Muslims, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed at this year's hajj in the city of Mecca, a big rise after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to policies to stop the spread of coronavirus infection.  (Photo by Christina ASSI / AFP )
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 09:21 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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