Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati said the enemies of Islam are trying to portray an “improper” and “dark” image of Islam resorting to Wahhabism, an ideology which promotes violence and ignorance.
Iran’s education minister says a committee has been set up to spot and remove the educational problems of Sunni pupils in the country.
Millions of Shiite pilgrims from around the world annually visit Iraq on Arba’een, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).
Iran’s Leader has praised the authorities who organized the “glorious and marvellous” Arba’een ceremonies, particularly the Iraqi government and security forces.
In one of the relatively old neighbourhoods of Yazd, a special votive food offering (Nazri) is cooked and distributed among people.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for pledging to make Saudi Arabia a bastion of “moderate Islam”, saying the concept is a false one originated from the West.
This year a number of well-known Americans, including political and social personalities,have taken part in Arba’een pilgrimage, the world’s largest religious gathering, in Iraq.
Every year, millions of Shiites go on Arba’een pilgrimage, a trek of at least 76 km, to commemorate the anniversary of the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS), in the Iraqi city of Karbala.
A Swedish national who serves food and drink to mourners heading to Karbala says Arba’een pilgrimage can help get Imam Hussein and his uprising known worldwide.
Three African-American rap artists have participated in this year’s Arba’een pilgrimage, the world’s largest religious gathering annually held in Iraq.