Top 10 similar words or synonyms for ashura

muharram    0.656149

vijayadashami    0.627456

moharram    0.624598

holika    0.623856

amatsu    0.623675

nowruz    0.621749

magha    0.613835

mawlid    0.612148

takbir    0.609340

jinn    0.603671

Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for ashura

Article Example
Ashura In Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Bahrain, and Pakistan, the Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali has become a national holiday, and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it. In India, Ashura (the 10th day in the month of Muharram) is a public holiday due to the presence of a significant Indian Shia Muslim population (2–3% of total population, 20–25% of Indian Muslim population).
Ashura In Sunni Islam, Ashura marks the day that Moses and his followers (also known as the children of Israel) were saved from Pharaoh by God creating a path in the Red Sea. Other commemorations include Noah leaving the Ark and Muhammad's arrival in Medina.
Ashura Before being killed, Husayn said, "If the religion of Muhammad was not going to live on except with me dead, let the swords tear me to pieces." Once the Umayyad troops had murdered Husayn and his male followers, they looted the tents, stripped the women of their jewelry, and took the skin upon which Zain al-Abidin was prostrate. It is said that Shemr was about to kill him but Husayn's sister Zaynab was able to persuade Umar ibn Sa'ad, the Umayyad commander, to let him live. He was taken along with the enslaved women to the caliph in Damascus and eventually was allowed to return to Medina.
Ashura Shi'as make pilgrimages on Ashura, as they do forty days later on Arba'een, to the Mashhad al-Husayn, the shrine in Karbala, Iraq, that is traditionally held to be Husayn's tomb. On this day Shi'a are in remembrance, and mourning attire is worn. They refrain from listening to or playing music, since Arabic culture generally considers music impolite during death rituals. It is a time for sorrow and for showing respect for the person's passing, and it is also a time for self-reflection, when one commits oneself completely to the mourning of Husayn. Shi'as do not plan weddings and parties on this date. They mourn by crying and listening to recollections of the tragedy and sermons on how Husayn and his family were martyred. This is intended to connect them with Husayn's suffering and martyrdom, and the sacrifices he made to keep Islam alive. Husayn's martyrdom is widely interpreted by Shi'as as a symbol of the struggle against injustice, tyranny, and oppression. Shi'as believe the Battle of Karbala was between the forces of good and evil, with Husayn representing good and Yazid representing evil. Shi'as also believe the Battle of Karbala was fought to keep the Muslim religion untainted by any corruption, and they believe the path down which Yazid was directing Islam was for his own personal greed.
Ashura For the duration of the remembrance, it is customary for mosques and some people to provide free meals ("nazri") on certain nights of the month to all people.. People donate food and Middle Eastern sweets to the mosque. These meals are viewed as being special and holy, as they have been consecrated in the name of Husayn, and thus partaking of them is considered an act of communion with God, Hussain, and humanity.
Ashura Sunnis regard fasting during Ashura as recommended, though not obligatory, having been superseded by the Ramadan fast. Sahih Muslim, (Hadith-2499)
Ashura On December 28, 2009, dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured (including both Shia and Sunni commemorators) during the Ashura procession when a massive bomb exploded at the procession in Karachi, Pakistan (See: 2009 Karachi bombing). Reuters
Ashura On October 24, 2015, three bombs were thrown into a mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, during the Ashura procession. One person was killed and 80 were wounded. Only one of three bombs exploded.
Ashura While Ashura is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year due to differences between the two calendars, since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar. Furthermore, the appearance of the crescent moon that is used to determine when each Islamic month begins varies from country to country due to the different geographic locations.
Ashura The root of the word "Ashura" has the meaning of "tenth" in Semitic languages; hence the name of the remembrance, literally translated, means "the tenth day". According to the orientalist A.J. Wensinck, the name is derived from the Hebrew ʿāsōr, with the Aramaic determinative ending. The day is indeed the tenth day of the month, although some Islamic scholars offer up different etymologies.