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. Sunnis consider it the day that God parted the Red Sea to allow Moses and the Israelites to escape Egypt. For Shia and Sufi Muslims, Ashura is an important and solemn occasion marking the Remembrance or Mourning of Muharram when Iman Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of Prophet Muhammand was martyred, a day to contemplate worldly corruption against piety, sacrifice and perseverance.
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