1. Ashura: Reminder of History’s Great Stories
    Shias revere Ashura like they respect other months of the year with religious rituals specific to them. The day of Ashura is a sacred day and is a reminder of great days in the history of Islam.
  2. Muharram: Thousands of Muslims in Mumbai take out processions
    MUMBAI: Thousands of Muslims in Mumbai mourned the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, some 1,400 ago at Karbala in Iraq, on the the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram.
  3. EU thinks twice about Iran oil ban
    NEW DELHI/LONDON — The European Union is becoming skeptical about slapping sanctions on imports of Iranian oil, diplomats and traders say, as awareness grows that the embargo could damage its own economy without doing much to undercut to Iran’s oil revenues.
  4. Muharram rituals enrich Telangana culture
    Muharram rituals venerate a momentous occasion in history when a small group of righteous believers led by Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet Mohammed, stood up to challenge the excesses of a despotic and tyrannical authority.
  5. Police detain Shi’ites at Cairo shrine – source
    CAIRO Dec 5 (Reuters) – Egyptian police detained seven people celebrating the Shi’ite Muslim festival of Ashura on Monday in front of the Hussein Mosque in Cairo’s Islamic quarter, a security source said.
  6. Pilgrims targeted during Ashura
    Baghdad – A series of bombs tore through crowds of Shi’a pilgrims celebrating a major ritual across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 32 people, mostly women and children, and wounding scores more, local police and witnesses said.
  7. Scholars appeal for Moharram calm
    MUMBAI: Muslim scholars and peace activists have asked community members to maintain peace during the Ashura (10th Moharram) processions that will be taken out at various parts in the city on Tuesday.
  8. Muharram: Muslims take out processions
    NEW DELHI: Thousands of Muslims in India took out processions on Tuesday to mark the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram and mourn the killing of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, who was martyred some 1,400 ago at Karbala in Iraq.
  9. Millions flood Iraq city for rituals
    Karbala – Some three million people flooded the streets of Iraq’s shrine city Karbala for the peak of the Shi’ite Ashura commemorations on Tuesday, a day after bomb attacks killed 28 pilgrims.
  10. Muslims offer blood for blast victims
    Kabul – Shi’ite Muslims in Afghanistan gathered to offer blood donations for victims of Tuesday’s suicide attack on a crowded shrine in Kabul, while some said they feared the blast that killed at least 54 could presage more violence against them.