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Today is Ashura

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Today is the 10th of Muharram, the holy Ashura. The day is eventful, sad and significant in the history of Islam. This day of heartbreaking events in Karbala is also remembered as a day of establishment of truth and justice for the Muslim Ummah. Due to the situation in Corona, there is no procession of mourning and mourning on the occasion of Holy Ashura.

Every year, the day is celebrated in the Muslim world as a special holy day as a symbol of sacrifice and mourning. However, due to the terrible Corona situation, this time the day is being celebrated in a different environment. In Bangladesh too, the day will be celebrated with due dignity through a short program in compliance with the hygiene rules. However, the holy Ashura will be celebrated domestically as the Taziya procession is banned due to Corona. However, a few days ago, young children in different parts of the country, including Mohammadpur in the capital Dhaka and different parts of Old Dhaka, started holding various programs on the occasion of Ashura.

The moon of the holy month of Muharram can be seen in the evening of August 10 in the sky of the country. Therefore, the month of Muharram of 1443 AH started from 11th August. And today, on Friday, August 20, 10 Muharram will be celebrated. Today is a public holiday on the occasion of holy Ashura. On the occasion, President Mohammad Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Leader of the Opposition in the Jatiya Sangsad Begum Raushan Ershad and BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir gave separate messages. Newspapers will publish special articles and articles on this occasion today. Apart from this, various TV channels including radio and BTV will broadcast special programs highlighting the significance of Holy Ashura.

Due to the dire Corona situation, a short program has been taken across the country including the capital Dhaka on the occasion of Holy Ashura on Friday. Special security measures have been taken in the capital. On behalf of the Shia community of the country, on the occasion of 10 Muharram every year, various programs are held to commemorate the eventful day of Karbala. On the day of Ashura, a fresh procession was taken out in mourning.

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has said that there will be no fresh Ashura procession due to the terrible coronavirus infection. The order also prohibits the firing of fireworks and crackers on the occasion of Ashura. However, devout Muslims will be able to observe religious ceremonies at the Imam Bara. The Islamic Foundation has undertaken a program to observe the holy Ashura with due dignity. This includes worship at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. Besides, special programs have been taken in mosques across the country including the capital. Personally, many people will perform various acts of worship on this day in the hope of gaining more virtues, including alms-giving.

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