Monday, December 5, 2022


Zahedan’s Friday prayers leader warns “infiltrators”

The office of the Friday prayers leader of Zahedan has issued a stark warning against what it calls “infiltrators” in the wake of recent events in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Perpetrators of Shiraz terror attack will definitely be punished

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the perpetrators of a fatal terrorist attack at a holy shrine in Shiraz will definitely face punishment, urging everyone to join hands in the face of enemies and their agents.

Iranians celebrate birth anniversary of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad

Iranians, along with other Muslims worldwide, joined celebrations on Friday to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Iran’s Leader underlines unity among Muslims

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims, Shias and Sunnis alike, to beware of the plots aimed at sowing discord among them, saying the Islamic world can claim its rightful place in global geopolitics through unity.

Iran Leader offers condolences on demise of religious poet

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered his condolences on the passing away of prominent religious poet Seyyed Reza Moayyed.

President Raisi: Iran ready to host meeting for dialogue among divine religions

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who is in New York to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, said the Islamic Republic is ready to host a meeting of dialogue between leaders of divine religions.

Iranians hold huge gatherings on Arbaeen

This year, Iranians who missed the Arbaeen march toward Imam Hussein’s shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala, held their own walk from Tehran’s Imam Hossein Square to the Abdol Azim Hassani shrine in Shahre Ray on the outskirt of the Iranian capital.

Iran’s Leader hosts mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein on Arba’een

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hosts a mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, as millions are marking Arba’een, the 40th day after the Imam’s martyrdom anniversary, in Iraq and elsewhere in the world.

Iran pilgrims returning home prior to Arbaeen as Iraq struggles with congestion

Iranians are ending their Arba’een pilgrimage early and returning home from Iraq as the neighboring Arab country is struggling with millions of pilgrims who arrived there from around the world over the last few days for the mourning rituals.

9 Iranian pilgrims die in Iraq ahead of Arbaeen

The head of Iran's Red Crescent Society has said 9 Iranian pilgrims have died in the Iraqi city of Karbala where they have converged to mark Arbaeen, the 40th day after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Iran borders with Iraq closed

All Iranian borders with Iraq have been closed until further notice due to congestion days before the Arbaeen religious ceremony, an Iranian official announced on Friday.

Iranian interior minister in talks with Iraqi officials ahead of Arbaeen

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has held meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad to explore ways of facilitating the Arbaeen ceremonies in which millions of people participate including many from Iran.

Official: Pilgrims holding emergency passports can easily enter Iraq from Iran

The governor of Iran’s western Ilam Province says necessary arrangements have been made to enable the pilgrims holding emergency passports to cross the border into Iraq, and there is currently no issue facing their journey.

Iran’s leader offers condolences over passing of Shia cleric, Mostafavi

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered condolences to the family, students and followers of Hojatoleslam Seyyed Hassan Mostafavi over the Iranian cleric’s passing.

Iran closes border amid chaos in Iraq

The Iranian deputy interior minister for security affairs and the head of the Arbaeen committee says the border with Iraq has been closed after unrest gripped the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Body of ethics teacher Ayatollah Nasseri laid to rest in Iran’s Isfahan

The body of ethics scholar the late Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Nasseri has been laid to rest in the central city of Isfahan after a funeral procession in the city.

Leader offers condolences on passing of senior Iranian Shia scholar

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered condolences on the passing of senior Iranian Shia Muslim cleric and scholar Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Nasseri, who died at the age of 92.

Iranian families host pilgrims of Arbaeen walk

A convoy of the lovers of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam, from all provinces across Iran is moving on the Bandar Imam Khomeini route towards the city of Shalamcheh on the border with Iraq.

Tehran-Karbala train to start next week

Pilgrims of the Iraqi holy city of Karbala can travel from the Iranian capital Tehran via train from next week, the Iranian railway transportation company said.

‘Over 6,000 pilgrims entering Iraq from Iran’s Mehran border crossing daily’

An Iranian official says over 6,000 pilgrims are currently entering Iraq from Iran’s western Mehran border crossing on a daily basis, as the neighboring country is preparing to host a large Shia mourning ceremony in a few weeks.

Iran denies ties to attack on Salman Rushdie

The spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected claims that Iran was involved in a recent stabbing assault on anti-Islam novelist Salam Rushdie in New York.

Iranians mourn Ashura, Imam Hussein’s martyrdom anniversary

Millions of black-clad Iranians across the country, like other Shia Muslims worldwide, marked Ashura on Monday, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam and the Prophet’s grandson, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

Ashura rituals as intangible national, world heritage

Iran is holding mourning ceremonies to mark Ashaura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.

Millions of Iranians mourn Imam Hussein on Tasu’a

Millions of people across Iran are marking Tasu’a, the ninth day of Muharram on the lunar calendar and one day before Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam, was martyred in the desert of Karbala, Iraq, in 680 CE.

Iran calls on Taliban to ensure Shia mourners’ security

Iran has strongly condemned the fatal terrorist attack on a Shia neighborhood in the Afghan capital Kabul and urged the Taliban to provide the Muharram mourners with security.

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