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1. The tenth day of Muharram, observed as a holy day of mourning by Shiites on the anniversary of the death of Hussein, grandson of Muhammad.
2. The tenth day of Muharram, observed in Sunni Islam as an optional day of fasting established by Muhammad.

[Arabic 'āšūrā', the tenth day of Muharram kept as a day of fasting by Arabs in pre-Islamic times, Ashura, ultimately (probably via Aramaic *'āsorā) from Hebrew 'āśôr, a set of ten (days, etc.), decade (used in Leviticus to specify the date of Yom Kippur, the tenth day of Tishri), from 'eśer, ten; see ʕśr in Semitic roots.]


(Islam) Islam a Shiah festival observed on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar to commemorate the death of the martyr Imam Hussein bin Ali at the Battle of Karbala in 61 ah (680 ad)
[C21: from Arabic `Ashūrā]
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Tassa is traditionally performed on the Muslim holiday of Hosay (Muharram, the first month of the Muslim lunar calendar), at weddings, and in competitions for cash prizes.
Frank has received many grants and awards including the Premio Pitre prize for his 2003 book titled Hosay Trinidad.
James, a place famous for the Muslim festival of Hosay.
Our CLE Committee Chair Bruce Lamb also organized a couple of excellent webinars, including "Deposing the Expert Witness" by Colin Roopnarine and Timothy Atkinson in December and "The Nuts and Bolts of Bid Protests" by Brian Newman and Robert Hosay in January, and the section has budgeted for an audio webcast series of three more programs next year.
Second in the market to Cheltenham bumper fifth Yes Way Hosay at the off, he soon had that one covered turning for the second-last and went on to win cosily for Davy Russell and trainer Gordon Elliott, who was impressed.
El leela musulman indo-oriental, por excelencia es la fiesta chii de Hosay que tiene lugar durante tres noches y un dia en el mes islamico de Muharram, y que conmemora el martirio de los nietos del profeta Mahoma, los hermanos Hassan y Hussein (16).
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lenore (Elman); his sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Rebecca Warner, Jacob and Nancy Hosay, Benjamin and Liza, and Robert and Jennifer; and his ten cherished grandchildren: Daniel, Samuel, Sophie, Eve, Henry, Lucas, Maggie, Theo, Elias, and Annabel, all of whom miss him something awful.
Among the victims have been Mohammed Hassan Wolsi, head of the agriculture and livestock cooperative in the province, shot April 2 by a man with a pistol while buying a loaf of bread at an outdoor stall; an 18-year-old Afghan woman named Hosay, shot to death in an auto-rickshaw as she rode home from her job at Democracy International, an aid group, in Kandahar; Hajji Abdul Hay, the brother of a prominent member of Parliament, shot in the bazaar in the city; a bodyguard named Hajji Mohammed who worked for the provincial council chairman, Ahmed Wali Karzai; and a district intelligence agent, identified only as Zia, killed on a visit to the city.
Out of slavery and indenture We have created a Caribbean culture Our forefathers in victory Left Shango and Hosay for we They borrowed from their English peers Stamped it with their blood sweat and tears So when you searching for your knowledge Let us try to build our own image
A better way to tackle the job is to develop what Hosay calls a "community health profile" - a study of local health care services.
Salick details Khan's early life on Frederick Street, Port of Spain, in a house divided between his parents and sisters who occupied the first floor, and his paternal grandfather, Kale Khan (a jeweler and a leader of the 1884 Hosay riots), who was a major influence on his grandson's life and writing.