‘Shah Hussein Gouyan’ Mourning Ritual Held in Tabriz

Shaakhsi, or Shah Hussein Guyan [calling Imam Hussain], is a mourning ritual performed every year during the first 10 days of Muharram month in the north-western city of Tabriz in Iran.

Tourists Flock to Yazd to Attend Muharram Mourning Ritual

The Shiite mourning ceremonies in commemoration of Imam Hussein (PBUH) have become a tourist attraction across Yazd, a historic city in central Iran that has been already inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Iranian Family Making ‘Alamat’ for Generations

Manufacturing Alamat, a symbolic banner made of metal used in Muharram mourning rituals, has become a family profession for the Hosseinis in downtown Tehran.

Iranian Mourners Decorate Their Cities ahead of Ashura

As Shiite mourners in Iran and the rest of the world prepare to mourn Imam Hussein’s martyrdom anniversary, some people decorate their cities and towns with symbols related to Karbala events.

Local Women Hold ‘Hovay Hovay’ Mourning Ritual in Muharram

Women in the southwestern Iranian province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad province have their own special ways of mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam, in the lunar month of Muharram.

Markets Filled with Instruments for Mourning in Muharram

Special musical instruments, flags, banners, and equipment are annually used by Shiite Muslims in Iran and other countries during the lunar month of Muharram, when the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, is mourned.

Iraq Reopens Border Crossing with Iran ahead of Arba’een

The Khosravi border crossing between Iran and Iraq reopened on Friday, more than six years after a terrorist attack led to its closure.

Iraq’s Interior Minister in Iran for Arba’een Coordination

Iraqi Interior Minister has arrived in Tehran to discuss issues related to Arba'een, one of the world's largest religious gatherings annually held at the fortieth day after the martyrdom of third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS).

Iran Says Concerned about India Restrictions against Kashmir Citizens

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed concern over reports of tight security measures and religious restrictions against the people of Kashmir.

Iran Congratulates Muslim States on Eid al-Adha

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Muslim leaders on the Eid al-Adha, calling for further unity among Islamic states to counter hegemonic powers' unilateralism and terrorism in the world.

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