The latest news and views about Ashura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram when Imam Hussein (AS) was martyred
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Millions of mournful Shiite Muslims have taken to the streets and mosques across Iran and other parts of the world 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.
The rituals practiced in the lunar months of Muharram and Safar are not just basic traditions to Shiite Muslims. They rather impact all cultural and social dimensions of their lives, and their lessons can help believers solve many social and political problems.
Shah Hussein Gouyan is one of the most important religious ceremonies held in Iran’s Azarbaijan province during the holy month of Muharram.
A huge flag bearing the name of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS), has been hoisted on a 1,000-metre-high pole in Tehran to mark the anniversary of his martyrdom.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the nation will resist against the bullying US in the same way as Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam, resisted against tyrant ruler of time Yazid, and they won’t cave into escalating pressure by Washington.
Tents have been set up in almost all Iranian cities, particularly those in southern Iran, commemorating the advent of the lunar month of Muharram, when the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, was martyred.
Every year, millions of Shiites go on Arba’een pilgrimage, a trek of at least 76 km, to commemorate the anniversary of the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS), in the Iraqi city of Karbala.
The longest sufra (piece of cloth on which food is served) in the world has been spread by people from the southern Iraqi province of DhiQar to receive Arba’een pilgrims.
The Iranian-Islamic mourning plays known as Ta'zieh is going to be performed in a number of German and Polish cities as of Thursday, October 5.
Tour operators in the city of Yazd have organized a special tour of mourning ceremonies held in this city during the Islamic month of Muharram, when Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.