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The latest news and views about Ashura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram when Imam Hussein (AS) was martyred

Teahouse Paintings: Iran’s History in Pictures

Teahouse paintings present an illustrated history of Iran, i.e., display historical events in the form of pictures.

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack against Shiite Mourners in Pakistan

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has strongly condemned the barbaric attack launched by terrorists against a crowd of mourners commemorating Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Iran’s Zarif Says Battle Against Tyranny Continues

Iran’s Foreign Minister has expressed his condolences over the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, stressing that resistance against oppression and the struggle for freedom continues across the world.

Iranian People Mark Ashura Rituals While Observing Health Protocols

Millions of Shiite Muslims from all walks of life poured into the streets of various Iranian cities on Thursday to mark Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of their third Imam, while wearing face masks and observing social distancing amid strict COVID-19 restrictions.

Iranian Mourners Hold Tasu’a Ritual in Cars amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Many people poured into the streets and highways of Tehran on Wednesday in their cars and motorcycles to mourn the ninth day of Muharram, also known as Tasu'a, amid the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Elegy on Imam Hussein Most Widely-Used Text on Persian Inscriptions

A researcher on cultural heritage says the renowned poem of the Iranian poet Mohtasham Kashani on the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein, on the Day of Ashura, is the most widely used piece of Persian poetry in inscriptions around the world.

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

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

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.