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Muharram is the 1st Month of the Islamic calendar. The word Muharram means Banned or Forbidden. Its one of the 4th scared months of the year during which warfare is forbidden. The 10th day of the month is when the ceremonial mourning takes place. Imam Husain Ali, The Grand Son of the Prophet Muhammad was Martyred on this day. The Month of Muharram is observed by all Muslims all around the world and some devotees visit Imam Hussain’s shrine in Karbala.

Source: Muharram : Islamic New Year