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Ashura

Iranians mourn Ashura, Imam Hussein’s martyrdom anniversary

Millions of black-clad Iranians across the country, like other Shia Muslims worldwide, marked Ashura on Monday, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam and the Prophet’s grandson, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

Ashura rituals as intangible national, world heritage

Iran is holding mourning ceremonies to mark Ashaura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.

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 Mourning Ceremony in Iran’s Semnan

Photo by Abed Mirmasoumi, IRNA

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 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

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

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.

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.

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