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Meaning of taʿziyah

ta•عzi•yah

Pronunciation: (tu-zē'yu), [key]
— n.
  1. a passion play commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali and Fatima, on the tenth of Muharram,a.d.680.
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