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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

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.
Muharram Mourning Rituals Start in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Muharram Mourning Rituals Start in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Iranians are marking one of the most important months on the Islamic calendar, Muharram.

Arba’een A Manifestation of Unity: VP Jahangiri

Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri has acclaimed the large congregation of pilgrims performing rituals in Iraq during Arba’een in commemoration of Imam Hussein (PBUH) as a manifestation of unity among lovers of justice and freedom, regardless of their religious or ethnic differences.

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.