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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

Arba’een Can Pave Way for Creation of New Islamic Civilization: Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khameni says the great march of Arba’een, the world’s biggest religious gathering, can prepare the grounds for the establishment of a new Islamic civilization.

Tehran Hosting Exhibition of Contemporary Ashura Paintings

The “Ashura from Viewpoint of Iran’s Contemporary Painters” exhibition is currently underway in the Iranian capital of Tehran, where Shiite Muslims are still mourning the anniversary of Imam Hussein’s martyrdom.

Iran Condoles with Iraq over Tragic Incident in Karbala

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed deep regret over the tragic incident in the holy city of Karbala on Ashura, which killed and wounded tens of Shiite mourners.

Millions of Iranians Mourn Imam Hussein Martyrdom Anniv.

Millions of mournful Shiite Muslims in Iran and across the world have taken to the streets and mosques to mark Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, who was martyred along with his family and companions some 14 centuries ago.

‘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.

Tehran Hosts Third Ashura Clothing Exhibition

The Iranian capital of Tehran recently hosted an exhibition of clothes dedicated to the commemoration of Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, who was martyred some 14 centuries ago.

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