Ashura means the “tenth” in the Arabic language. It corresponds to the pinnacle of the remembrance of the first month of Islamic Year Muharram. It is a day of great mourning. In the eyes of Shi’a Muslims, this day honors the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali who was the beloved grandson of the holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W). This happened in the year 61 Ah (AD 680) at the merciless and ruthless Battle of Karbala.
Ashura is a traditional date that also honors some great events of the past like the Ka’ba was constructed on this day, the birth of Prophet Abraham occurred and on this date the ark of Prophet Noah landed and came to rest.