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.

Muslim Unity Key to Ending Israeli Tyranny against Palestine: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the Muslim world to unite against the Israeli regime’s tyranny against Palestinians, preventing Tel Aviv and Washington from imposing the “Humiliation of the Century” on Palestine.

Muslim People Perform Annual Hajj Pilgrimage in Millions

Millions of Muslims began the annual hajj Pilgrimage one of the world's largest religious gatherings, on Friday.

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