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    1. What Is The Islamic New Year?

      Newsweek via Yahoo News5 days ago

      An Iraqi Shiite man shouts slogans as he takes part in the Ashura religious ritual during which participants cut their scalps with machetes on October 24, 2015 in the holy city of Najaf ...

    2. The massacre is known as ‘The Battle of Ashura’, whereby Hussain’s army of 72 were faced with Yazid’s army of over 100,000 in the year 680. They stood in defence of their freedom and ...

    3. This year both the Jewish New Year and the Islamic New Year will fall on the same day. With both faiths beginning their days at sunset, the Islamic New Year will begin the evening of Thursday ...

    4. But it is Muharram, which includes the Ashura holiday when Shiites mark the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussain and his followers with huge street processions and bloodletting ...

    5. The holy day of Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of Muharram, is a key date. Acting Interior Minister Wais Barmak said the training of "hundreds of people" recruited by the ministry ...

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