The 10th day of the first month (Muharram) of the Islamic calendar marks a holy day (known as Ashura) whose significance varies among Islamic sects. For Sunni Muslims, Ashura is an occasion of fasting in commemoration of the day God delivered Moses and the Israelites from Pharaoh. For Shia Muslims, Ashura is an important and solemn occasion marking the Remembrance or Mourning of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Begins at sundown on the first day and ends at sundown on the second day.
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