‘Carrying the Sword Alam’ is among old Islamic rituals in Iran whose performance provides the country’s Shiite and Sunni populations with a chance to come together regardless of their religious differences.
People in various Iranian cities, particularly the central city of Yazd, annually perform the ‘Nakhl-Gardani’ ritual on Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, to simulate the funeral ceremony of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein.
Millions of Shiite Muslims in Tehran and other parts of Iran on Sunday commemorated Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shiite Imam.
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Tehran’s Holy Cross Chapel on Sunday, September 17.
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani expressed regret at the suffering of Christians in Syria, saying he has held political talks to resolve their problems.
A Christian priest from Britain has translated 169 sermons by Imam Ali (AS), the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), into English.
The 49th edition of the Armenian Olympics was inaugurated in Tehran on Tuesday night.
Iran has called for the establishment of a forum comprising women from Muslim countries who have secured achievements in the field of technology.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has proposed to create a forum of 15 advanced countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the G20 format.
An activist says the only way to force the Myanmar government into stopping its crackdown on the Rohingyas is that Muslim countries cut off trade ties with the country.