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[moo-har-uh m] /muˈhær əm/
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Examples from the Web for Muharram
Contemporary Examples
  • The Shiite mourning month of Muharram begins on December 18.

    Will Iran Ignite? Gary Sick December 15, 2009
  • He was killed on the tenth of Muharram (Ashura) in the year 680 on the plain of Karbala, in what is now Iraq.

    Will Iran Ignite? Gary Sick December 15, 2009
  • The Revolutionary Guard and the basij are determined to make sure that Muharram and Ashura will not provide that opportunity.

    Will Iran Ignite? Gary Sick December 15, 2009
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British Dictionary definitions for Muharram


the first month of the Islamic year
Word Origin
from Arabic: sacred
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