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Muharram 2021: Here’s when Shia and Sunni Muslims in India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and different nations will check the day of Ashura or the 10th day of Muharram this year

Muharram is the principal month in Islamic schedule followed by the lunar long periods of Safar, Rabi-al-Thani, Jumada al-Awwal, Jumada ath-Thaniyah, Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Zu al-Qadah and Zu al-Hijjah. It is the most holy month in Islam after Ramadan and imprints the start of the lunar calendar which Islam follows.

The word Muharram signifies ‘not allowed’ or ‘taboo’ henceforth, Muslims are precluded from participating in exercises like fighting and use it as a time of petition and reflection. While the principal day of Muharram is known as Al Hijri or Arabic New Year, the 10th day is praised as Ashura by Muslim people group across the world.

Islamic lunar calendar :

Iraqi Shiite Muslims take part in a mourning procession during the month of Muharram leading up to the day of Ashura, at the Imam Abbas shrine in Iraq's holy city of Karbala(Photo by Mohammed SAWAF/AFP)

The Islamic schedule depends on a lunar cycle, in contrast to the Gregorian schedule. A month goes on for 29 or 30 days in this schedule, contingent upon the moon locating. Another month starts when the new moon is located on the 29th day of the continuous month. In case it isn’t located on 29th, the continuous month finishes 30 days and another month begins the following day.

Date of Ashura:

Dissimilar to the Gregorian schedule that comprises of 365 days, Islamic schedule has around 354 days separated into a year and relies upon the locating of the bow moon which differs from one country to another. This year, the Islamic New Year is alluded to as Hijri 1443 AH (Anno Hegirae in Latin or the time of the Hijra).

It implies that it has been a long time since Prophet Mohammed’s movement from Mecca to Medina. This year, the sickle for Muharram was located on August 9 in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and other Arab states who denoted the principal day of Muharram on August 10.

Consequently, Ashura in these nations will be commended on August 19. In India, the Markazi Ruyat e Hilal Committee under Imarat e Shariah New Delhi affirmed the beginning of the Islamic New Year 1443 AH on Wednesday August 11, 2021 consequently, Ashura will be set apart in the country on August 20, 2021.


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