Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered one of the four sacred months in Islam. It is a time of mourning and remembrance for Muslims, as it marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala, which took place in the year 680 CE. The Battle of Karbala was a conflict fought between the forces of the caliph Yazid I and the followers of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Husayn. The battle ended in the death of Imam Husayn and many of his followers, and is considered a turning point in the early history of Islam. Muharram is a time of reflection and remembrance for Muslims, and is marked by mourning rituals and processions, particularly among Shia Muslims.


Jul 29 2023


12:00 am - 12:00 pm



Promoting Peace

“Rotary promotes intercultural understanding. As we support refugees who have escaped unsafe locations, we also train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate violence.”

Fighting Disease

“We are committed to eradicating polio for good. In order to prevent additional diseases and increase access to healthcare, we also empower and educate local populations.”

Providing Clean Water

“Every day, we work to expand access to sustainable clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. We don’t merely construct wells and disappear.”

Saving Mothers & Children

“We increase access to affordable, high-quality healthcare, sanitation, education, and employment opportunities to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their offspring.”

Supporting Education

Our mission is to enhance adult literacy, decrease gender disparities in education, and strengthen community capacity to support basic education and literacy.

Growing Local Economies

We conduct charitable endeavors that promote societal and economic growth and chances for young and old people to engage in respectable and worthwhile employment.

Protecting the Environment

We pledge to support initiatives that increase the preservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and promote harmony between human communities and the environment.