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The latest news about mourning ceremonies held for Imam Hussein’s martyrdom

Over 14 million participate in Arbaeen ceremonies in Karbala

Reports say over 14 million people have participated in this year’s Arbaeen ceremonies in the Iraqi city of Karbala.

Raisi: Iraq permission must for attending Arbaeen

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says Participation of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Arbaeen ceremony is contingent upon the Iraqi government’s agreement.

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.

Taliban: Shiites Face No Threat for Holding Muharram Mourning Ceremonies

A regional official of the Taliban in north west Afghanistan says Shiites can hold mourning ceremonies, held every year during the Muslim calendar month of Ramadan, with peace of mind as they will no threat for doing so.

Shiite Muslims to Observe Arbaeen Remotely over Pandemic: Iran

Iran’s health minister says this year’s Arbaeen march, which is to mark the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), will be held remotely due to the coronavirus 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 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.