‘Ashura’ is the name of the first Islamic lunar month of Muharam. The month of Muharam marked the second era in Islam, at this point the prophet Mohammed moved from Mecca to Medina.

'Ashura': Is It an Islamic Festival or Popular Event?
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Mohamed Elhattach Master of Art in Information Systems from from the school of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al Akhawayn University