Muharram

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Aoun Hasan
‘A 15 feet taziya [symbolic representation of the mausoleum of Imam Hussain (a.s.)] made of abrak [mica flakes],’ a gentleman from Barabanki tells a taziya maker in Rudauli, Faizabad, over the phone while trying to place an order while standing in Lucknow’s Rauz-e-Kazmain (a replica of the shrine…
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Aoun Hasan
An important part of the Muharram celebrations of Muslims as well as non-Muslims, taziya, (Fig. 1) made in numerous forms and types, is a replica of the mausoleum of Imam Hussain (a.s.), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). Taziya can be brought home on any day between the eve of the first…
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Aoun Hasan
He is an alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim University and currently a faculty member at Lucknow University. He regularly writes a column for the newspaper Awadhnama, and has authored books including Lucknow 1857: The Two Wars of Lucknow: The Dusk of an Era, Lucknow Monuments: Conservation Methodology,…
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Aoun Hasan
Jani Mirza is one of Lucknow’s finest paper taziya artists.  Even at the age of 82, whatever he makes every year is bought with admiration and interest by the buyers. Over time, he has tried his hand at many occupations like his father’s kite business, embroidery, as well as watch repair, which he…
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Aoun Hasan
A taziya, made in numerous forms and types, is a mausoleum of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, who was killed with about 100 of his men in the battle of Karbala in AD 680 by the then Syrian governor Yazid’s army. Though the literal meaning of taziya comes from the Arabic word aza,…
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Sindhuja Parthasarathy
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Syed Ejaz Hussain
  Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, holds a significant place in Islam due to the legends and history associated with it. The 10th of Muharram, or Ashura, marks several prominent events in Islam. It is said that the first rain fell on the earth on the 10th of Muharram; Adam and Eve…
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