The latest news about mourning ceremonies held for Imam Hussein’s martyrdom
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.
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.
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.
Special musical instruments, flags, banners, and equipment are annually used by Shiite Muslims in Iran and other countries during the lunar month of Muharram, when the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, is mourned.
Iraq has removed visa requirements for Iranian pilgrims going to the Arab country for Arba’een rituals based on an agreement signed by the two sides in Tehran.
A group of Iranian female bakers from the city of Khanuk in Kerman Province, southern Iran, have baked 3,000 local breads to send to flood-stricken areas of the country.
“Majma’eh Gozari” is one of the oldest mourning rituals in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.
While Iran is witnessing a considerable decrease in the number of foreign tourists during the current Persian year, a new report says the number of foreign tourists who visited Yazd province during this year’s Arba’een ceremony has increased by 30 percent compared with the previous year.
Iran's first vice president has thanked the Iraqi government and nation for their warm hospitality towards Iranian pilgrims during Arba'een procession in the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf.
Millions of Shiite pilgrims from across the world have conevened in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Tuesday to commemorate Arba'een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.
A huge crowd of people in the Iranian capital of Tehran took part in a procession on Tuesday morning in commemoration of Arbaeen, marking forty days after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).
Iran has strongly denounced the recent deadly incident in Nigeria in which several Shiite mourners were killed by security forces.
Iran’s Interior Minister says the world’s mainstream media are not willing to cover the world’s largest religious gathering, Arba’een, which is held to mark the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam.
IRGC Chief Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says Iranian pilgrims were more enthusiastic this year to flock to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala in Iraq to commemorate Arba’een, the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.
Iraq’s new Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim has assured his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif that Iran’s pilgrims will receive the required services during their stay in Iraq for Arba’een pilgrimage.
Hundreds of professional correspondents, media managers and technical staff are leaving Iran for Iraq to give a full coverage to Arba’een, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.
Chief-Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has called for better services and welfare facilities for Pakistani pilgrims as they cross Iran to attend the Arba’een religious gathering in Iraq.
Reports show that a significant portion of the capacity of flights from Iran to Iraq has been sold out in the days leading to the Arba’een ceremony, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam Hussein ibn Ali (AS).
The “Rawda Khani” or public lamentation is among historical ceremonies annually held in the old part of the city of Abarkuh in Yazd Province, central Iran, during the lunar month of Muharram when Imam Hussein was martyred some 14 centuries ago.
A Zoroastrian cleric from the city of Yazd says the Iranian followers of Prophet Zoroaster highly respect the third Shiite Imam, Hussein Ibn Ali, because of his historic defence of the oppressed and the truth.
Hesar Kharvan village in Qazvin province is among the places where Ta’zieh, the Iranian-Islamic passion play, has always been an integral part of mourning ceremonies held for the martyrdom of third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, during the lunar month of Muharram.