When is Ashura 2017?

This year, Ashura will fall on Friday, September 29th, 2017. This day marks the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. On this day, Imam Hussain (AS) was martyred, along with 72 of his compani…

Why do Shia’s weep for Imam Hussain (AS)?

“…Weeping for Imam Hussain (A) means perpetuation of his uprising and maintaining the fact that even a small number could stand up against a great empire. Imam Hussain’s decree is that: “Every d…

When is Ashura 2016?

Ashura will fall on Wednesday, October 12th 2016. This day marks the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. On this day, Imam Hussain (AS) was martyred, along with 72 of his companions, in the…

What is Ashura?

The day of Ashura is observed by Muslims all over the world to mourn the brutal killing of Prophet Muhammed (SAW)’s grandson, Imam Hussein (AS), and his family. It is an Arabic word that literally mea…