Ashura-one of the holiest days in Shia Islam-Translation of the latest news and views from the Iran newspapers and media
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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.
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).
My goal was to make those who set their eyes on this painting ponder, says the painter.
In the candle-light ceremonies people mourned the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
In the candle-light event in Mashhad people mourned the martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
With heavy hearts, the faithful have come out in their millions across Iran as well as elsewhere in the world to commemorate the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and third Shia Imam.
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.
A disabled Iraqi man sets out, on all fours, on a 300 km trip to attend a Shiite ceremony in Karbala.