The first day of Muharram is the Islamic New Year. The festival of Muharram is particularly strong in the Shia world, which commemorates the battle of Karbala, during which he fell the son of Ali, Husayn ibn Ali. The commemoration reaches its climax on the 10th of the month, day of cashura.
The festivities cashura is celebrated in different parts of the Sunni world, notably in North Africa, where he also has a connotation clearly joyful, more connected with the festivities beginning of the year with mourning for the grandson of the Prophet.
There are several explanations that are provided for this religious celebration outside the Shiite world. According to some, this festival celebrated the passage of the Red Sea by Moses fled from Pharaoh. For others, the tenth day of Muharram was only created Adam and Eve, heaven and hell, life and death, fate, and the pen (the "quill").
Among the Shiites is strictly fasting for the first ten days of Muharram, and often the Sunnis celebrate cashura with a fast, although in this case it is a fast "voluntary and not mandatory as during Ramadan.
According to some interpretations, the celebration of Islamic New Year with feasts, exchanges of gifts etc.. Is considered bid'a ("unorthodox innovation") or even haram (forbidden).
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