Ashura

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Ashura (Arabic: عاشوراء) or the Day of Ashura in the Arabic language means tenth and generally refers to the 10th day of Muharram. The day is marked as a day of mourning by Shi'ites around the world as it is the martyrdom anniversary of Husain ibn Ali (as), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) at the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 (61 AH).

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