What’s Muharram Like For Muslims During A Pandemic?

The sacred month of Muharram is observed as a time of mourning by Shia Muslims across the world.

Muharram
Kashmiri Shiite Muslims take part in a ceremony to commemorate Muharram inside a park in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Observing the Muslim month of Muharram, which marks the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson in the battle of Karbala, is an article of faith. But as the coronavirus spreads in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Shiite Muslims prefer to commemorate the holy days inside their home following the advice of religious scholars and health experts in the disputed region’s main city. Dar Yasin / AP Photo
Muharram
Kashmiri Shiite Muslims take part in a ceremony to commemorate Muharram inside a park in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Observing the Muslim month of Muharram, which marks the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson in the battle of Karbala, is an article of faith. But as the coronavirus spreads in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Shiite Muslims prefer to commemorate the holy days inside their home following the advice of religious scholars and health experts in the disputed region’s main city. Dar Yasin / AP Photo

What’s Muharram Like For Muslims During A Pandemic?

The sacred month of Muharram is observed as a time of mourning by Shia Muslims across the world.

Reset learns more about the traditions that take place during Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. During this time, Shia Muslims mourn the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein.

GUEST: Insiya Aziz, advocacy chair of the American Muslim Bar Association and a representative from MASOM