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Millions of Arba’een Pilgrims in Iraq on World’s Biggest Pilgrimage

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.
World's Longest Dining Table Set for Arba’een Pilgrims2

World’s Longest Dining Table Set for Arba’een Pilgrims

The longest sufra (piece of cloth on which food is served) in the world has been spread by people from the southern Iraqi province of DhiQar to receive Arba’een pilgrims.
Iranian Artists to Perform Islamic Passion Plays in Europe

Iranian Artists to Perform Islamic Passion Plays in Europe

The Iranian-Islamic mourning plays known as Ta'zieh is going to be performed in a number of German and Polish cities as of Thursday, October 5.
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Iran Holds Special Tour of Mourning Ceremonies for Foreigners

Tour operators in the city of Yazd have organized a special tour of mourning ceremonies held in this city during the Islamic month of Muharram, when Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.
Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

‘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.

Nakhl-Gardani; Historic Mourning Ritual Performed on Ashura

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 Shiites Mourn Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom across Iran

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.
Iranian Shiite Muslims Set Out on World’s Longest Arba’een Pilgrimage Walk

Iranian Shiite Muslims Set Out on World’s Longest Arba’een Pilgrimage Walk

A huge number of Iranian Shiite Muslims have set out on the world’s longest Arba’een pilgrimage walk to the city of Karbala, 62 miles southwest of Baghdad, after a farewell ceremony was held on Friday to mark the beginning of the religious march.
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$200m Budget Allocated to American Documentary on Arba’een

An Oscar-winning American filmmaker is going to make a documentary about the processions of Shiite Muslim people for Arbaeen, the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH).
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All that unfolded on Ashura on one canvas (PHOTOS)

My goal was to make those who set their eyes on this painting ponder, says the painter.

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