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Muharram Begins: History Behind Islamic Day of Mourning, Peace, Self-flagellation

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic New year and its significance lies in its mourning with processions and self- flagellation rituals called ‘Talwar Zani’, which makes using blades to hurt one’s body. Also known as the Day of Ashura, it is observed on the tenth-day of Muharram, which commemorates the day when the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Husayn ...

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