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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

Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

‘Carrying the Sword Alam’ is among old Islamic rituals in Iran whose performance provides the country’s Shiite and Sunni populations with a chance to come together regardless of their religious differences.

Nakhl-Gardani; Historic Mourning Ritual Performed on Ashura

People in various Iranian cities, particularly the central city of Yazd, annually perform the ‘Nakhl-Gardani’ ritual on Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, to simulate the funeral ceremony of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein.

Millions of Shiites Mourn Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom across Iran

Millions of Shiite Muslims in Tehran and other parts of Iran on Sunday commemorated Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shiite Imam.
Iranian Shiite Muslims Set Out on World’s Longest Arba’een Pilgrimage Walk

Iranian Shiite Muslims Set Out on World’s Longest Arba’een Pilgrimage Walk

A huge number of Iranian Shiite Muslims have set out on the world’s longest Arba’een pilgrimage walk to the city of Karbala, 62 miles southwest of Baghdad, after a farewell ceremony was held on Friday to mark the beginning of the religious march.
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$200m Budget Allocated to American Documentary on Arba’een

An Oscar-winning American filmmaker is going to make a documentary about the processions of Shiite Muslim people for Arbaeen, the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH).
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All that unfolded on Ashura on one canvas (PHOTOS)

My goal was to make those who set their eyes on this painting ponder, says the painter.
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A woman shines in a male-dominated job

When my works are sent to experts for evaluation, they find it difficult to believe that such works have been created by a woman, she says.
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Candle-light ceremony on Ashura evening in Tehran (PHOTOS)

In the candle-light ceremonies people mourned the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Candle-light ceremony on Ashura evening in northeastern Iran (PHOTOS)

In the candle-light event in Mashhad people mourned the martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Millions of Iranian mourners mark Ashura nationwhide

With heavy hearts, the faithful have come out in their millions across Iran as well as elsewhere in the world to commemorate the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and third Shia Imam.

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