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Tenth of Muḥarram


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    • ʻAshūrāʾ
    • Hosay
    • Hussay
    • Mourning of Muharram
    • Muharram Observances
    • Muḥarram, Tenth of
    • Remembrance of Muharram
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    • found: Khan, Aisha, 1955- The deepest dye : obeah, Hosay, and race in the Atlantic world, 2021:CIP data view, publisher's summary (Aisha Khan examines two cultural phenomena of colonized laborers in the West Indies: the "African" supernatural practice of obeah and the "Indian" mourning festival of Hosay.)
    • found: Wikipedia, entry for Mourning of Muharram, viewed January 5, 2021(The Mourning of Muharram (also known as the Remembrance of Muharram or Muharram Observances) is a set of commemoration rituals observed primarily by Shia and Sufi Muslims, and marked by all Muslims,as well as some non-Muslims. he commemoration of this event during the yearly mourning season, with the Day of Ashura as the focal date, serves to define Shia communal identity. In Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica all ethnic and religious communities participate in the event, locally known as "Hosay" or "Hussay")
    • found: Wikipedia, entry for Hosay, viewed January 5, 2021(The Hosay (derived from Husayn or Hussein) celebration is a Caribbean manifestation of the Shia Muslim Remembrance of Muharram in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, where is it spelled Hussay.
    • found: Korom, Frank J. Hosay Trinidad : Muharram performances in an Indo-Caribbean diaspora, 2011, viewed online January 5, 2021:page 1 (Each year during the first ten days of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Shi'i Muslims throughout the world join in a common observance to commemorate the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, the imam Husayn. The dramatic commemoration, known variously as Ta'ziyeh in Iran, Muḥarram in India, and Hosay in Trinidad, is the focal point in the religious life of the Shi'i mourning community.)
    • found: Encyclopedia of religion, 2005, viewed online January 5, 2021:page 4712 (The year begins with the month of Muḥarram. Its tenth day, ʻAshūrāʾ, was suggested as a fast day by the Prophet but subsequently became associated with the death of Muhammad's grandson, Ḥusayn ibn ʻAlī, who was killed in the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muḥarram 81/October 20, 680.)
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    • 2003-04-29: new
    • 2021-04-15: revised
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