Mourning of Muharram

The mourning of Muharram is a ritual which is practiced by the Shia Muslims. Photo: A.M.Faruqui
The word Muharram means 'Forbidden' and it is derived from the word 'Haram' which means
Shitte Muslims taking part in the ninth day of the mourning procession of Muharram in Bhopal. Photo: A.M.Faruqui
The procession of mourning lasts for 10 days. Photo: A. M. Faruqui
A girl in Bhopal participating on the ninth day of mourning procession. Photo: A. M. Faruqui
Muharram is considered to be a month of remembrance and modern Shia meditation. Photo: A.M. Faruqui
Shitte Muslims participating in the procession in Royapettah, Chennai. Photo: R. Ragu
The 10th day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, which is part of the Mourning of Muharram. Photo: R. Ragu
Thousands of Shiite Muslims mourning during a Muharram procession in Oldcity of Hyderabad. Photo: Satyanarayana Gola
Many Shia Muslims stop eating and drinking during the day hours. Photo: R. Ragu
Muharram procession at Bawana area in New Delhi. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

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