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Indigenous theatre Ta’ziyeh

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Indigenous theatre Ta'ziyeh - mourning Rituals

The nucleus of the Ta’ziyeh is the heroic martyrdom of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad. After the death of the Prophet (11 A.H./A.D. 632) the still young Muslim community was faced with the problem of providing new leadership.Almost immediately the community found itself divided into two two bitterly opposed factions, those who espoused the ancient Arabic tradition of succession by election and those who desired succession by inheritance, through blood-relationship to the Prophet. The former are known as Sunnites; the latter as Shi’ites.Read more

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