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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.]
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Noun1.Muharrum - the first month of the Islamic calendarMuharrum - 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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All necessary arrangements had been made to keep the power supply smooth in the month of Muharrum and that necessary equipments were provided to all SEPCO Sub-Divisional offices, he added.
The ceremony was performed every year on 9th of Muharrum ahead of the sufi saint's annual Urs ceremonies.
connection with the Muharrum related activities remained
KUWAIT, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced Friday the launch of its plan to secure Husseiniyas during the month of Muharrum. All preparations have been taken to ensure the safety of Husseiniyas either by precautionary measures or rapid intervention, said (KFSD) Director of Public Relations and Media Lieut-Colonel, Khalil Al-Amir.
Similarly, beef haleem is a substitute for chicken-based food during Muharrum. On the other hand, the wedding season sees an upswing in preference for chicken thus prices rise.'