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 (mo͞o-hăr′əm) also Mo·har·ram (mō-) or Mu·har·rum (mo͞o-)
1. The first month of the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.
2. The first ten days of this month, observed by Shiites as a period of mourning to commemorate the death of Hussein, the grandson of Muhammad.

[Arabic muḥarram, passive participle of ḥarrama, to forbid, from ḥarama, to forbid; see x̣rm in Semitic roots.]


(muːˈhærəm) or


(Islam) the first month of the Islamic year
[from Arabic: sacred]


or Mu•har•ram

(mʊˈhær əm)

the first month of the Islamic calendar.
[1605–15; < Arabic muḥarram literally, forbidden]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Muharram - the first month of the Islamic calendarMuharram - the first month of the Islamic calendar
Islamic calendar, Mohammedan calendar, Moslem calendar, Muhammadan calendar, Muslim calendar - the lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years
Islamic calendar month - any lunar month in the Muslim calendar
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RAWALPINDI -- Deputy Commissioner, Muhammad Ali Randhawa has urged the ulema to play their role in creating an atmosphere of harmony, tolerance and brotherhood during Muharram ul Haram.
LAHORE: Provincial Information and Culture Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal on Monday stressed the need for showing religious tolerance and unity to maintain law and order during Muharram ul Haram.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad Police on Sunday conducted a flag march with an objective to maintain peace and tranquility in the city during Muharram ul Haram.
In line with the directives of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed has prepared a special plan of flag march for 1st, 4th and 6th Muharram Ul Haram.
Frontier Corps Balochistan has briefed the participants regarding security arrangement for Muharram and Ashoura procession while IG FC Major General Fayaz Hussain Shah has stressed upon religious harmony during Muharram ul Haram.
The CPO further directed that the police has to keep a check on the illegal use of loud-speakers during Eidul Azha and Muharram ul Haram. Cases will be registered against those who violate the law.
'Health and Medical Services Department KMC has put on high alert from 1st to 13th on Muharram ul Haram particularly from the 8th to 10th Muharram on the directives of Mayor Karachi by cancelling all kinds of leave of medical staff, ' said Senior Director KMC Health and Medical Services, Dr Birbal Genani.
The heads of health facilities have been directed to ensure availability of doctors, medical staff and medicines during Muharram ul Haram. The focal persons working previous emergencies in pervious emergencies will act as focal persons on Muharram ul Haram in their respective hospitals during emergency days.
According to details, as many as 12, 000 personnel were assigned patrolling and security duties on the occasion of Muharram ul Haram (from Ist Muharram ul Haram to 10th Safar).
Kohat -- District Police Officer Wahid Mahmood on Tuesday paid a surprise visits to various Imambargahs and inspected security measures for Holy Month of Muharram ul Haram.
CHAMAN -- The border crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Chaman, Balochistan was closed by the government for two days (Thursday, Friday) in the wake of Muharram ul Haram Processions.
The president, in his message on the first of Muharram ul Haram 1440 Hijra and the advent of new Islamic calendar on Wednesday, expressed his good wishes for the Pakistani nation and the Muslim Ummah, and prayed for their progress and prosperity.