Arba'een

Arba'een

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arba'een, or Chelom, as it is known by Persian-speaking and Urdu-speaking Muslims in Central and South Asia, is a Shi'a Muslim religious observation that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura, it is observed all over the world. It commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad which falls on the 20th day of the month of Safar. Husayn and 72 supporters died in the Battle of Karbala in the year 61 AH, killed by Yazid's army. Chelom is also observed 40 days after the death of a family member or loved one. Forty days is the usual length of the time of mourning in many Islamic cultures. The occasion reminds the faithful of the core message behind Husayn's martyrdom: establishing justice and fighting injustice, no matter what its incarnation-a message that strongly influenced subsequent Shi'a uprisings against the tyranny of Umayyad and Abbasid ruleshow more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134922994
  • 9786134922999