Millions of Muslims across the world are holding special ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the passing of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him).
Imam Musa al-Sadr, a Shiite religious and political leader, favors religious moderation over secularism and factionalism, saying that freedom, respect, trust and tolerance are the basic tools of pluralism.
Mohammad Khatami, the president of the Foundation for Dialogue among Civilizations, says some deviant groups commit appalling crimes in the region in the name of Islam.
Images from Karbala show a sea of pilgrims in the holy city to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.
The Chief of Staff of the Supreme Leader says IS terrorists and their American and Israeli masters pose the gravest threat to the Muslim faith.
Iraqi officials say they expect the number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arba’een to hit 20 million.
Imam Hussein lovers are en route to Karbala, Iraq with some pilgrims being stranded in the roads leading to his holy shrine due to overcrowding.
The Orthodox Bishop of Halab, Yohanna Al-Asher Yazji, has appealed to foreign supporters of terrorists in Syria to end their inhumane acts.
The Rockhampton Mosque in Queensland, Australia opened its doors to visitors of all ages and beliefs on an Open Mosque Day to promote mutual understanding and tolerance.
A disabled Iraqi man sets out, on all fours, on a 300 km trip to attend a Shiite ceremony in Karbala.