The tradition of carrying torches on the eve of Ashura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, is annually observed in the Iranian city of Qom in commemoration of the fire that burned Imam Hussein's tent in Karbala tragedy.
Millions of Iranian Shiite Muslims from all walks of life poured into streets on Sunday to mark Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of their third Imam, while wearing gloves and face masks amid strict COVID-19 restrictions.
Shiite Muslims all around the world mark the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram, known as Tasu'a, one day before the anniversary of Imam Hussein's martyrdom in Karbala tragedy.
On the occasion of first decade of Muharram, the historical events of the Islamic month are narrated with three-dimensional lighting in Iran.
Iranians are marking one of the most important months on the Islamic calendar, Muharram.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated the heads of Islamic countries on the religious festivity of Eid al-Adha, hoping for closer Muslim unity and the eradication of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Iranian president says mourning ceremonies marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam, should be held gloriously while observing health protocols.
Seven Mandaean children were recently baptized in Karun River in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.
The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus in north-western Iran is considered by some experts to be the oldest church of the Christian world.
“A Look at the History of Jolfa” is the title of an exhibition on the traditional jobs, arts and clothing of Armenians in Iran’s Isfahan.