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Iran Closes Iraq Borders to Arbaeen Pilgrims to Stem Spread of COVID-19

Iran Closes Iraq Borders to Arbaeen Pilgrims to Stem Spread of COVID-19

Iran’s land and air borders will be closed to pilgrims who intend to go to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Arbaeen, the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), in order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Shiite Muslims to Observe Arbaeen Remotely over Pandemic: Iran

Shiite Muslims to Observe Arbaeen Remotely over Pandemic: Iran

Iran’s health minister says this year’s Arbaeen march, which is to mark the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), will be held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Charlie Hebdo's Offensive Cartoon Shows West's Enmity towards Islam

Iran Leader: Charlie Hebdo’s Offensive Cartoon Shows West’s Enmity towards Islam

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has condemned the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for reprinting a cartoon that insults Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), describing it as another proof of the Western world's enmity towards Islam.
Iran’s Public Culture Council Condemns Charlie Hebdo’s Insulting Cartoon

Iran’s Public Culture Council Condemns Charlie Hebdo’s Insulting Cartoon

The Iranian Public Culture Council, affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, has condemned the French magazine Charlie Hebdo for republishing cartoons insulting the Great Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
Iran Condemns Charlie Hebdo for Insulting Prophet Muhammad

Iran Condemns Charlie Hebdo for Insulting Prophet Muhammad

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has strongly condemned the French magazine Charlie Hebdo for republishing cartoons insulting the Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
Rouhani Praises Mourners for Observing Health Protocols in Muharram Processions

Rouhani Praises Mourners for Observing Health Protocols in Muharram Processions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has commended the mourners, eulogists, and organizers of the ceremonies held to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein for their compliance with health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Torch-Carrying Muharram Tradition Observed in Qom

Torch-Carrying Muharram Tradition Observed in Qom

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.
Ashura Marked in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Ashura Marked in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

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 Mourn Karbala Tragedy Ahead of Ashura

Shiite Muslims Mourn Karbala Tragedy Ahead of Ashura

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.
Iran's Hamadan Hosts 3D Lighting Performance on Ashura 5

Iran’s Hamadan Hosts 3D Lighting Performance on Ashura

On the occasion of first decade of Muharram, the historical events of the Islamic month are narrated with three-dimensional lighting in Iran.