Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Religion

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.

Raisi condemns Israeli ‘crimes in Gaza’, terror blast in Afghanistan

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned Israel’s recent bloody air raids on the Gaza Strip, but reiterateed that the Palestinian nation’s resistance against “Tel Aviv’s crimes will speed up the collapse of the occupying regime.”

The Leader says hijab issue must be dealt with “very gracefully and logically”

The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says everyone should act “very gracefully, logically and away from unnecessary emotions” on the issue of hijab – the Islamic dress code -- and clear reasoning must be employed to expose the western colonialist attitude in rejection of hijab.

Tehran’s 3-milion-strong celebrations trigger heated debate in Iran

A heated debate has been underway in the Iranian press over the holding of a massive public gathering in the capital, Tehran, attended by millions of people, to celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid al-Ghadir earlier this week.

10-kilometer feast on occasion of Eid Ghadir in Tehran

On Monday, July 18, 2022, Tehran’s Valiasr Avenue hosted a 10-kilometer feast on the occasion of Eid Ghadir, a great Islamic Eid.

3 Iranian Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Three Iranian hajj pilgrims have died while performing the major Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia.

Official: 50k pilgrims to travel visa-free to Iraq for Eid al-Ghadir on Monday

Iran’s interior ministry says 50,000 Iranian pilgrims will head to the shrine cities of Iraq for Eid al-Ghadir, which falls on Monday, without any need for entry visas.

Iran, Iraq in talks on reopening key border crossing ahead of pilgrimage season

Iran’s interior minister says talks are underway with Iraq on the reopening of Khosravi border crossing to facilitate the entry of Iranian pilgrims into the country, as millions of Muslims prepare to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein, the third Shia Imam whose shrine is located in the Iraqi city of Karbala.

Iranian cities hold Eid al-Adha prayers

The Iranian capital Tehran has held the Eid al-Adha prayers led by the temporary prayer leader of the city and chairman of the prayer leaders’ policy-making council Mohammad Javad Haj Ali Akbari.

Iran parliament chief urges consultation between legislative bodies of Muslim countries

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has called for parliamentary cooperation among Muslim countries.

Iranian president congratulates Muslim leaders on Eid al-Adha

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has congratulated the leaders of Muslim countries on Eid al-Adha in separate messages.

Tehran mayor in Iraq for Arabaeen preparations

Tehran’s Mayor Alireza Zakani has traveled to Iraq at the head of a delegation to make the arrangements for the annual Arabaeen ceremony which marks fortieth day after martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein, the third Shia imam.

Iranian Hajj pilgrims slam normalization of ties with Israel by some Arab states

Iranian Hajj pilgrims have condemned some Arab governments for normalizing ties with the Zionist regime during the “denunciation of the polytheists” ritual in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s Leader calls for Muslim unity in Hajj message

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in his annual message to Hajj pilgrims, has called on Muslims across the world to forge unity as a symbol of the spiritual pilgrimage.

Iran and Iraq agree to increase number of visits by pilgrims of both countries

The spokesman for the Iranian government has said Iran and Iraq have agreed to increase the number of visits of the pilgrims of the two countries.

Iraq welcoming up to 50k Iranian pilgrims for upcoming Arafat Day

The Iraqi government says the country will be open to up to 50,000 Iranian pilgrims in the shrine city of Karbala for Arafat Day, which falls on July 09 this year.

Iraq opens land borders to Iranian pilgrims for Day of Arafat

Iran’s embassy in Baghdad says the land borders with Iraq has been opened to pilgrims seeking to take part in the Day of Arafat ceremonies at the holy shrines of the country.

Over 30,000 Iranian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Iran’s Hajj headquarters in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, says 30,776 Iranian pilgrims have so far arrived in the country for the major annual pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia bars Yemenis from Hajj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia has drawn harsh criticism for depriving pilgrims from neighboring Yemen of embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage for the eighth consecutive year.

Land border between Iran and Iraq reopens for pilgrims vis free

Iraq has made good on its promise to let Iranian pilgrims enter the country visa-free through the land border between the two countries.

‘5 million Iranians expected to visit Iraq for 2022 Arba’een pilgrimage’

With Covid-related restrictions eased worldwide, up to five million Iranian pilgrims are expected to visit Iraq later this year to join the massive march of Arba’een, which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of the third Shia Imam’s martyrdom, an official says.

Iranian pilgrims start travelling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj

The first group of Iranian Hajj pilgrims has headed to Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic rituals.

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