The deputy governor of Iran’s southwestern Province of Khouzestan says neighboring Iraq does not admit any pilgrims through its land borders, during the upcoming Arbaeen ceremonies, which mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says Participation of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Arbaeen ceremony is contingent upon the Iraqi government’s agreement.
Preparing votive food in the month of Muharram is one of the traditions of Muslims, especially the people of Iran. During the months of Muharram and Safar on the lunar calendar, Shia Muslims mark the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, and also the Fourteen Infallibles.
Iran’s Foreign Minister has expressed his condolences over the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, stressing that resistance against oppression and the struggle for freedom continues across the world.
Millions of Shiite Muslims from all walks of life poured into the streets of various Iranian cities on Thursday to mark Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of their third Imam, while wearing face masks and observing social distancing amid strict COVID-19 restrictions.
Many people poured into the streets and highways of Tehran on Wednesday in their cars and motorcycles to mourn the ninth day of Muharram, also known as Tasu'a, amid the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A researcher on cultural heritage says the renowned poem of the Iranian poet Mohtasham Kashani on the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein, on the Day of Ashura, is the most widely used piece of Persian poetry in inscriptions around the world.
A regional official of the Taliban in north west Afghanistan says Shiites can hold mourning ceremonies, held every year during the Muslim calendar month of Ramadan, with peace of mind as they will no threat for doing so.
The top Sunni cleric in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan says the Taliban is advancing rapidly in Afghanistan thanks to popular support and the help of God.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has in a message marking the annual Hajj pilgrimage, called on Muslim nations to stand up to the interference and evil of Western powers.