Mangaluru: In view of the sighting of moon in the night that followed Oct 13, the tenth day of the month – Ashura – would be on Oct 23, Al Sayed Fazal Koyamma Tangal, the qazi of Ullal has announced.
This has been conveyed by the Ullal Juma Masjid and Sayyed Madani Darga committee.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year.
Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.
The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden” and is derived from the word haraam , meaning “sinful”. It is held to be the second holiest month, following Ramadan.
Some Muslims fast during these days. The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, which to Shia Muslims is part of the Mourning of Muharram.