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Ashura – Death of Grandson of Prophet Muhammad
The 10th of Muḥarram is the day on which al-Ḥusayn, the Prophet’s grandson by his daughter Fāṭimah and his son-in-law ʿAlī, and most of his small band of followers were killed in the Battle of Karbalāʾ (October 10, 680). Believers annually commemorate his martyrdom. Programs are held during the first 12 days of Muharram at various centers where preachers deliver sermons, recount the life of al-Ḥusayn and the history of the battle, and recite poetry commemorating al-Ḥusayn and his virtues. Program timings and details are available at www.shiamuslimcouncil.org.