tazia

noun ta·zia \təˈzēə\

Definition of tazia

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a Muslim passion play celebrated by the Shiʽa in Muharram

  2. 2 :  a replica of the tomb of Husain, the martyred son of Muhammad, that is carried in processions during the Shiʽite festival of Muharram

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Origin and Etymology of tazia

Arabic taʽziyah, literally, mourning for the dead


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