[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Husainiya

AbulAziz M. kuwaity26 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 20:03:23 UTC 2015

Hi and thanks for your input,
I thought about making it a place of worhsip, however  nobody is being
worshiped there (people esp. in non-Muslim countries may pray the
congregational prayer there, but it's not what husainiyas are intended to).
It's more of a place where speeches and lectures are given.

throughout_the_year: around the Islamic year, there are a lot of events
such as births and deaths of Ahlul bayt (household of the prophet,
consisting mainly of 14 persons), so throughout the year means that the
husainiya commemorates such events and hence is open for the whole year in
each event.

The problem with service times and opening hours is that even if a
husainiya opens in Muharram only for example, it does not necessarily mean
that it will be closed for the rest of year; for example several people set
their condolence acceptance in husainiyas (condolence acceptance is when
people come to the family of the deceased to give their condolences). So
Muharram and Weekly tags imply that the husainiya runs their speeches and
activities on that times, but does not necessarily mean it would closed for
the rest of the time.

On 18 August 2015 at 08:40, Ruben Maes <ruben.maes96 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tuesday 18 August 2015 17:24:31, Ruben Maes:
> > Tuesday 18 August 2015 07:43:02, AbulAziz M.:
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Proposal page:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/husainiya
> > Definition:  A congregational place for Muslims (esp. Shia Muslims)
> where I sermon is given and the tragedy of Karbala is commemorated
> This should be expressed with subtags of place of worship:
> amenity=place_of_worship
> religion=muslim
> denomination=shia/...
> muharram=yes/no should be expressed with opening_hours instead, though it
> currently only supports the Gregorian calendar as far as I know.
> "weekly" should be expressed with service_times.
> throughout_the_year: I am not sure what you mean by that.
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