Foreign tourists in Yazd

The word Muharram means forbidden or prohibited. Before Islam, it is said that this month was called as Safer ul Awwal.[2] The sighting of the new moon ushers in the Islamic New Year.The first month, Muharram, is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Quran (although not mentioned by name), along with the seventh month of Rajab, and the eleventh and twelfth months of Dhu al-Qi’dah and Dhu al-Hijjah, respectively, immediately preceding Muharram.