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taʿziyah

[tuh-zee-yuh] /təˈzi yə/
noun, (in Shiʿite Islam)
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a passion play commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali and Fatima, on the tenth of Muharram, a.d. 680.
Origin of taʿziyah
< Arabic taʿziyah literally, consolation
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