Rawzah Khani

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Narrative accounts of Imam Husayn's martyrdom; remembrance through recitations and chanting of the suffering and death of Husayn and other Shii martyrs at the Battle of Karbala on the tenth of Muharram (Ashura) in 680, while fighting against the forces of the Umayyad Yazid, whom the Shiis consider an illegitimate, oppressive usurper of the caliphate. Recitations are performed at various types of religious gatherings throughout the year, especially on the anniversaries of the death dates of the imams and other saintly figures such as Fatimah, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and wife of Ali, the first imam.

Subjects: Islam.

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