Ashura In Bangladesh

Mar 02, 2017

Ashura is religious festival of Muslims is observed on the Islamic month of Moharram. The origin of the word Ashura means of tenth in Semitic languages. The name Ashura literally translated means as ‘the tenth day’.

This day basically observed by the Shia community in Bangladesh. The day is observed to bewail Imam Hussein Ibn Ali. He was the second grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Imam Hussein was killed in the clash of Karbala in 680 AD.

Ashura stains the day that Moses and his followers were saved from Pharaoh by God making a path in the Red Sea. Other tributes include Noah leaving the Ark and Muhammad’s influx in Medina. At the hub of the imagery of Ashura is the ethical dichotomy among worldly injustices.

The slaughter of Husayn with a small group of his friends and family members had a great crash on the religious ethics of Muslims. Shi’a Muslims honor Husayn’s death with grief and passion. Mourning for Husayn and his escorts by his current relatives and supporters began almost immediately after the Battle of Karbala. Popular elegies were written by poets to remember the Battle of Karbala. It happened during the Umayyad and Abbasid age. It the original public mourning rites happened in 963 CE.

The Islamic Foundation in a media declaration said the National detection Committee declared the date for Ashura after a summit. It is mostly Shia Muslims who scrutinize the day in Dhaka and crossways Bangladesh. This day is observed by taking out Taazia parades and attractive in self-flagellation. In the traditional parades, dedicatees scratch themselves with pointed arms to show their sorrow. After at they duplicate the pains of Imam Hussein.

Ashura is the tenth most significant day with which God has holy Muslims. Almost all over the country this festival is organized by shia Muslims. Muslims in Bangladesh observe Ashura after the Durga Puja.


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