tazia

noun
ta·​zia | \ təˈzēə \
plural -s

Definition of tazia

1 : a Muslim passion play celebrated by the Shiʽa in Muharram
2 : a replica of the tomb of Husain, the martyred grandson of Muhammad, that is carried in processions during the Shiʽite festival of Muharram

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History and Etymology for tazia

Arabic taʽziyah, literally, mourning for the dead

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“Tazia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tazia. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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