muharram muharram  /mə ˈhæ rəm/


  • (n) the first month of the Islamic calendar



  1. Eight killed in Pakistan in attack on Shi'ite procession

    By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Eight people were killed when gunmen opened fire on a Shi'ite Muslim religious procession in Pakistan on Friday, hospital officials said, in what appeared to be the latest incident of spiraling sectarian violence. More than 30 others were wounded in the attack, which began when the procession passed a Sunni seminary. The Shi'ites were marking Muharram ...
    on November 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Crowded roof collapses at religious event in India; 3 die, 40 hurt

    KANPUR, India, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The roof of a crowded house in Kanpur, India, caved in during a Muharram religious procession Friday, killing three people and injuring about 40, police said.
    on November 15, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. ADVISORY - Indian markets closed on Friday

    REUTERS - Indian stock, debt and currency markets are closed on Friday for Muharram. Trading will resume on Monday. The Sensex rose 1.02 percent, or 205.02 points, to end at 20,399.42 on Thursday. The ...
    on November 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "It seems most likely that this was Shiite on Shiite violence, with millenarian cultists making an attempt to march on Najaf during the chaos of the ritual season of Muharram," Islamic scholar Juan Cole said on his Web site. "The dangers of...
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Juan Cole Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I thought that due to a holiday (on account of the Muharram festival), we will have slow sales, as we do on Sunday. But the demand has almost doubled. People must have heard that our pump is running," said Satish Kumar, the manager at a petrol...
    on Jan 8, 2009 By: Satish Kumar Source: (blog)

  3. "There was a suggestion that the general elections should be postponed after the month of Muharram," chief election commissioner Qazi Mohammad Farooq said yesterday when announcing the vote had been postponed to February 18.
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Qazi Muhammad Source: Peninsula On-line

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