Ashura (Arabic: عَاشُورَاء, romanized: ʿĀshūrāʾ), also known as Yawm Ashura (Arabic: يَوْم عَاشُورَاء) or Tamkharit, is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. n this Year 2020 Ashura for 1442H take place between 28th August to 30 August 2020 exact date is derived based on the sighting of the Moon and the location.
Key Events to Describe Ashura
Imam Hussain (AS) was confronted by at least 4000 soldiers in Karbala, While he only had around 72 men with him.
The Camp of Imam Hussain (AS), including women, children and infants, were blocked from accessing water for at least three days resulting in the Children of the camp crying out in thirst.
When attempting to get water for the children of he camp of Imam Hussain (AS), off and was killed to prevent water from reaching the children of the camp.
Imam Hussain (AS) had his infant son Ali Asghar, who was six months old and close to death from lack of water. When Imam Hussain (AS) asked for water for the child, an arrow was shot at the child, who died in the arms of his father.
Following the death of all of the companions and soliders of Imam Hussain (AS), He (AS) was killed and beheaded in front of his own sister and family. The army attacking Imam Hussain (AS) also rode their horses over his dead body.
After the death of Imam Hussain (AS), the women and children of the camp were alone with only one man, Ali ibn Hussain (AS). They were all taken as captives, chained and forced to walk from Karbala to Kufa to damascus where they were imprisoned.
Ashura remains as the single worst traged to have ever occured. years later, it is still mourned across the globe by hundreds of millions.
“There is no day Like your day, Oh Aba Abdillah (AS).”