On Muharram, PM Modi Recalls the Sacrifices Made by Imam Hussain (AS)

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  • Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic new year
  • Ashura falls on the 10th of Muharram
  • This is a day of grief as Imam Hussain (AS) lost his life on the battlefield of Karbala

New Delhi: For most Muslims across the country, Muharram is a day to mourn the death of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who lost his life fighting a battle at Karbala, which is now Iraq. The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic new year and the 10th day of the month is considered as Ashura, the day when Imam Hussain (AS) got martyred. 

Several Muslims across the world actually celebrate ‘sorrow and grief’ rather than celebrating it as a festival. As India celebrates Muharram today, Aug 20, the prime minister of the country, Narendra Modi also took to his Twitter to recall the sacrifices that were made on the battlefield of Karbala 14 centuries ago by Imam Hussain Ali (AS) and his entire troop. 

Taking to his Twitter, the PM wrote, “We remember the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and recall his courage as well as a commitment to justice. He devoted great importance to peace and social equality”. Most Shia Muslims, as followers of Hazrat Ali (AS) commemorate this day by expressing sorrow, but it is instructed that you pray and fast during this time in order to glorify the sacrifice made by the warriors on the battlefield of Karbala.

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