Awal Muharram celebrates the beginning of the Islamic New Year.
We were curious about what Muslims did in Burkina Faso at Ashura. The information we obtained from local friends was really interesting for us.
Police claim ban on protests necessary to prevent sectarianism; others believe government fears protests will turn into anti-India rallies
In the past, bombers posing as pilgrims have infiltrated large crowds, and militants have fired mortar rounds at the gathering from the outskirts of Kerbala.
Muslim communities in Turkey are marking the anniversary of the historic Battle of Karbala in 680AD.
Although warfare is forbidden during the Islamic New Year, the major conflicts raging across Turkey's neighborhood.
A study of 5,000 Muslims from five countries has revealed the similarities and differences in Sunni and Shi'ite attitudes to extremism, sectarianism and religious practice.