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LOOK: Shiite Muslims Observe Ashura

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion

Ashura, an optional fast day for Muslims that commemorates different things for Sunnis and Shiites, falls on Nov. 2-3, 2014. The word itself, ashura, ...

LOOK: Intense Photos Of Ashura May Shock You

Posted 11.14.2013 | Religion

Shiite Muslims observe Ashura through mourning rituals such as self-flagellation and reenactments of the martyrdom. Many travel to Karbala in Iraq, wh...

LOOK: Shiite Muslims Observe Ashura

Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

WARNING: Some images of Ashura observance are graphic: Ashura, an optional fast day for Muslims that commemorates different things for Sunnis and...