Ashura | Islam

On July 17, 2024

Ashura | Islam

Holy Day: Ashura

Date: Wednesday 17 July 2024*
Faith: Islam

A voluntary day of fasting which commemorates the day Noah left the Ark, and the day that Moses was saved from the Egyptians by God. For Shi'a Muslims, Ashura is a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in 680 AD at Karbala (now Iraq).

* Begins at sundown on the previous day listed

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