New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a religious event organsied by the Dawoodi Bohra community in Madhya Pradesh on September 14, an official statement said on Thursday.
Modi will attend and address the “Ashara Mubaraka” – a commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husain — in Indore.
The event will also be attended by Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Ashara Mubaraka refers to a period of ten days at the beginning of the Islamic year dedicated to the remembrance of Prophet Mohammed and his grandson Imam Husain.
The tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is known as Ashura and marks the day on which Imam Husain was martyred along with his family members and companions.
The BJP-ruled state is due for the polls later in the year.–IANS