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Tag Archive: Ashura

Nov 27 2012

Bloody Faith! (Warning:Graphic images)

India Muharram

Ashura. The tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calender. This date is important to Shi’a Muslims because of the anniversary of the death of Husain, the grandson of Muhammad. During the self-flagellation ceremony, men beat themselves, hit their backs with chained knives and cut their heads with swords as they mourn.

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