1. Sacred month: Muharram is one of the four sacred months of the year.
Sacred = connected with God or a god or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration.
2. Martyred: Some people observe and respect Muharram as the month that martyred Hussein ibn Ali.
Martyred = a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion.
3. Mourn: Some people mourn for Hussein ibn Ali and refrain from all joyous events.
Mourn = feel or show sorrow for the death of (someone)
4. Fast: Muslims are encouraged to observe fasting on the tenth day (Ashura).
Fast = abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance.
5. Remembrance: Muharram is a month of remembrance.
Remembrance = the action of remembering the dead
6. Climax: Ashura marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram.
Climax = the most intense, or important point of something; the culmination.
7. The Day of Atonement
As a religious act, atonement is an effort to make up for wrongdoings so you can be in harmony with a higher power.
8. Alms: People distribute alms to the poor on this day.
Alms = money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity.
9. Procession: The Muharram processions and rituals are known as Azadari.
Procession = the act of moving along or proceeding in orderly succession or in a formal and ceremonious manner, as a line of people, vehicles, etc.
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