10 Lines on Muharram

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic Calendar. It is one of four sacred months of the year in which fighting and warfare are not allowed. As the Islamic calendar is the lunar calendar, the dates of Muharram vary from year to year in the Gregorian calendar. The tenth day of Muharram is known as the day of ‘Ashura’ which includes part of the mourning of Muharram in the Shia community and the day of fasting for the Sunni community of Muslims.

Ten Lines on Muharram

Set 1

1) Muharram is the first and one of the four sacred months of the Islamic calendar.

2) It is considered as the second holiest month after the month of Ramadan.

3) Muharram is so much sacred in Islam that fighting and warfare are forbidden.

4) Tenth day of Muharram is very important which is known as the day of ‘Ashura’.

5) On Ashura, the Shia Muslims mourn whereas Sunni Muslims observe fast.

6) According to Shia Muslims, Imam Hussain was the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.

7) He was martyred with his family and followers in the battle of Karbala.

8) The festival in the month of Muharram indicates the beginning of Islamic New Year.

9) The festival of Muharram is celebrated by both Shia and Sunni Muslims in the world.

10) Processions are carried out on the streets to remember the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.

Set 2

1) Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered as one of the sacred months out of four according to the Muslims across the world.

2) The tenth day in the month of Muharram is the day which is most significant among the Muslims and is celebrated with huge enthusiasm and fervour.

3) The English meaning of Muharram, comes out from ‘haram’ i.e. ‘forbidden’ and it is celebrated in the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

4) On tenth day of Muharram, Shia mourns the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and Sunni celebrate the victory of Moses over pharaohs.

5) As per Shia Muslims, Imam Hussain was a prominent figure who refused to accept rules of Yazid and was martyred along with his family.

6) As per Sunni Muslims, Moses was the religious Islamic leader who was spreading the teachings of Islam and he got victory over Pharaohs on 10th day of Muharram.

7) Shia observes this day with fast and Sunni also observe fast for an extra day.

8) Muharram is celebrated as a gazetted holiday all over India and people gather in large groups to offer prayers in the mosque.

9) The festival is of great significance as its first 10 days are celebrated by the Shia people to honour the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain.

10) Shia people express their sorrow in the Muharram processions by thumping their chest to remember Imam Hussain.

10 Lines on Muharram

Set 3

1) Muharram is an important festival marking the first month of Islamic Calendar.

2) The 10th day of Muharram is called the ‘Day of Ashura’ when Shia and Sunni Muslims have partial fasting.

3) About 14 centuries ago, Imam Hussain had participated in the Battle of Karbala.

4) Imam Hussain with his son was cruelly killed in this Battle.

5) So Muharram is a festival to mourn over the death of Imam Hussein.

6) Muslims dedicate their mourning period to innocents died in that Battle.

7) Muslims keep fast, partial or complete, and wear black clothes during this festival.

8) They punish themselves by beating themselves with chain and other sharp tools to express their pain on his death.

9) Some people also mourn without violence and keep a silent and sad procession.

10) Muharram is the 2nd holiest festival of Muslims.

Set 4

1) With the first day of Muharram, the new Islamic year starts.

2) Muharram is actually a festival of mourning and showing their grief on the death of their beloved Imam Hussain.

3) The mourning period starts from the first day of Muharram and ends on 10th day with death of Imam Hussain.

4) In the month of Muharram in year 680, a religious war had taken place in Karbala.

5) Imam Hussain and all his 72 companions were mercilessly killed in this battle.

6) “Tazia” is taken out on this occasion from the time of Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the first ruler of the Ghulam dynasty in Delhi.

7) On this day, Shia Muslims go to the Imambaras and mourn as a mark of celebration.

8) It is a very emotional festival for Muslims.

9) Lucknow in U.P., India has always been the centre of attraction for celebrating Muharram.

10) Allah’s Rasul Hazrat has called this month the month of Allah.


Muharram is celebrated all over the world by both Shia and Sunni communities. In the countries where majority is Muslim population, a holiday declared. People gather in large number inside the mosque for the prayers and from there huge processions are carried out on the streets. A symbolic piece decorated with various crafts known as ‘Tazia’ is displayed in the procession.