While every Muslim believes in the Holy Prophet and his descendants, there is a marked confusion between Muslims today. The purpose of Ten Days, Ten Tales is simply to revisit history in the simplest manner possible, and to make it easy for mankind to understand what has always been the right path.
BACKGROUND – DAY I
Every year on the 10th of Muharram, the Shia Muslims all over the world commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S). The commemoration starts from the first day and the peak is reached on the 10th day.The month of Muharram is of great religious significance to Muslims the world over. It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan.
The word “Muharram” is often considered synonymous with “Ashura”, the tenth day of the Muharram month. “Ashura” is a highly important day for both sects of Islam – the Shias and the Sunnis.
The Shia muslims believe that Hussain ibn Ali (A.S), the grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), became a martyr at the Battle of Karbala on the tenth day of Muharram in 61 AH (680 AD).