PM Narendra Modi to attend Ashara Mubaraka – Commemoration of Martyrdom of Imam Husain (SA)

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New Delhi – The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will attend Ashara Mubaraka – Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Husain (SA), organized by the Dawoodi Bohra community, at Indore on September 14, 2018.

He will address the gathering. The event will include speeches by His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin – spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, and the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh – Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Ashara Mubaraka refers to a period of 10 days at the beginning of the Islamic year dedicated to the remembrance of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and Ahle Bayt, specifically his grandson Imam Hussain (RA). The tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is known as Ashura and marks the day on which Imam Hussain (RA) was martyred along with his family members and companions.

The commemoration of Imam Hussain’s (RA) martyrdom is an important element of the Dawoodi Bohra faith. During Ashara Mubaraka, His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin will conduct a series of sermons over the nine days that explore themes of justice, sacrifice, brotherhood, forgiveness, kindness and piety, qualities that manifest themselves in the tragedy that befell Imam Hussain (RA) and his loved ones in Karbala, Iraq, which ultimately led to his martyrdom.

In his sermons, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin will relate these eternal principles with matters of contemporary relevance. He will narrate past events of historical significance and discuss pertinent issues impacting the community in today’s world, all through the lens of Islamic philosophy and theology.