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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

Shah Hussein Gouyan; A Muharram Ritual in Iran’s Azarbaijan

Shah Hussein Gouyan is one of the most important religious ceremonies held in Iran’s Azarbaijan province during the holy month of Muharram.

Flag Hoisted on 1km-High Pole to Mark Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom

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.

Iranians Inspired by Imam Hussein in Confrontation with US: Rouhani

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 Set Up across Iran to Mark Beginning of Muharram

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.

Millions of Arba’een Pilgrims in Iraq on World’s Biggest Pilgrimage

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.

World’s Longest Dining Table Set for Arba’een Pilgrims

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.

Iranian Artists to Perform Islamic Passion Plays in Europe

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.

Iran Holds Special Tour of Mourning Ceremonies for Foreigners

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.

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.