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Meaning of ʿAshuraʾ

عAsh•u•raء

Pronunciation: (ash'oo-rä), [key]
— n.
  1. the tenth of the month of Muharram, an important fast day for Sunni Muslims.
  2. (among Shi&ain;ite Muslims) the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein.
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