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www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - A Maulvi reading scriptures in a hall during the festival of Muharram. Anglo-Indian school at Patna, circa mid-19th century

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KARBALA, IRAQ - DECEMBER 13: Aerial view of Imam Hussein's shrine and Abbas ibn Ali's shrine are seen as Shi'ite people gather during the Arba'een ceremony in the holy city of Karbala, southern Iraq on December 13, 2014. Hundreds of Shiite worshippers attend religious festival ceremonies in Karbala on the anniversary of the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad who was killed in the Battle of Karbala in 681AD.

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Travel Blog - Ajmer, Rajasthan

Ajmer, well known for its Dargah also has many other tourist spots. It is one of the must visit cities during your trip. Read all about it here.

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Festivals and Events: What's On in India in November 2016

What's On in India in November 2014: Muharram Festival and Taziya Procession. For Tour Bookings visit: http://www.toursandtravelsinindia.com/tour_booking_india.html

The fasting for Ashura (10th of Muharram) originated from a Quraish Pagan practice. Ramadan fasting came later from Sabian tradition. Sabians are mentioned in several verses of the Quran [al-Baqarah 2:62], [al-Hajj 22:17] , [al-Maa’idah 5:69] along with Christians and Jewish. Sabians, a non-Muslim Iraqi tribe, believed in monotheism, observed fasting 30 days a year, and prayed 5 times a day.

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