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Fasting on Ashura, Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av

On this year of 2016, Muslims observe the fast of Ashura on October 11; and Jews observe the fast of Yom Kippur on Wednesday...

Shsha”ala: ‘Ashura Bonfire

Dr. Mohammed Maarouf is a Professor of Ethnography and Cultural Studies at Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco.    When I was driving my car this morning amidst of the debris...

Gaddida: The Ritual Cure of Sterility in Ashura

Dr. Mohammed Maarouf is a Professor of Ethnography and Cultural Studies at Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco.  El Jadida, Morocco—Ashura seems to be the most convenient ritual occasion in...