Iraqi Shi’i Communities in Transition and Dialogue
Appendix 2 The Calendar of the First Ten Days of Muharram Leading to Ashura
1 Muharram The demand by the of ficials of the Calif Yazid for the oath of allegiance (bay‘at) from Hussein, and the departure of Hussein’s caravan from Medina to Mecca. 2 Muharram The departure of Hussein’s caravan from Mecca to Kufa. 3 Muharram The caravan’s arrival in Kufa. 4 Muharram The commemoration of Hurr, leader of the Kufan (Umayyad) cavalry, who changed sides on the eve of the Battle of Karbala to become a martyr fighting for Hussein. 5 Muharram The martyrdom of the brothers Wan and Muhammad (b. Abd Allah b. Ja‘far b. Abi Talib), young relatives of Hussein who were killed together at Karbala. 6 Muharram The martyrdom of ‘Ali Akbar, the second son of Hussein. 7 Muharram The martyrdom of Qasim, the son of the second Imam Hasan. Widely commemorated on this day also is the marriage believed by many Shi‘a to have taken place between Qasim and Hussein’s daughter Fatima Kubra, at Karbala, just before the bridegroom’s martyrdom. Also remembered is the cutting of f of Hussein’s camp from water (from the nearby Euphrates). 8 Muharram The martyrdom of Abbas (b. ‘Ali b. Abi Talib), the standard bearer of Hussein, who was killed attempting to fetch water for Hussein’s camp. 9 Muharram The martyrdom of the infant ‘Ali Asgar, the youngest son of Hussein, killed by an arrow in his father’s arms at Karbala. 10 Muharram The martyrdom of Hussein himself. Glossary ‘Abbasid (‘Abbasi) Descendant of Al ‘Abbas, uncle of the Prophet Muhammad....
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