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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...

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...

Ashura in Mainstream Islam

Dr. Mohammed Maarouf is a Professor of Ethnography and Cultural Studies at Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco.  El Jadida, Morocco—Historically, Ashura does not belong to the solar agrarian calendar....