Ashura in Yazd can be a fascinating time to travel to Iran, as it allows particular insights into the Shia Muslims and hospitable disposition of the Iranian people.
Muharram – The Story of Imam Hussein
Muharram is a month of remembrance and modern Shia meditation that is often considered synonymous with Ashura. Ashura, which literally means the “Tenth” in Arabic, refers to the tenth day of Muharram. It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the murder of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad.
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