Burmese Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura
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Burmese Shia Muslims observed the holy day of Ashura. Ashura commemorates the death of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed, in the 7th century. Hussein ibn Ali is considered by Shia Muslims to be the third imam and the rightful successor of Muhammed. He was killed at the Battle of Karbala in 610 CE on the 10th day of Muharram.