Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Imam Hussein

Millions in Iran Mourn Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom

Millions of mournful Shiite Muslims have taken to the streets and mosques across Iran and other parts of the world 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.

Ta’zieh: An Islamic Passion Play Depicting Battle between Good, Evil

Islamic passion plays, known as Ta'zieh in Iran, are dramatic performances which depict battles between good and evil characters, who are clearly distinguished by wearing costumes with distinct, and meaningful, colours.

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.

“Riyadh Stepping Up Crackdown on Shiites in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain”

A former Iranian diplomat says Riyadh is intensifying its crackdown on Shiite Muslims both in Saudi Arabia and in Bahrain as they have started mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

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.

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.

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

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.

Gathering of 20 Million Pilgrims in 100 Frames

Over 20 million pilgrims, mainly Shiite Muslims, descended on the Iraqi holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen, the fortieth day after Imam Hussein’s martyrdom.

Global Campaign Introducing Imam Hussein to the World

“Who is Hussain” is a global campaign to introduce Imam Hussain (AS), the third Shiite Imam, to the world.

Saudi Newspaper Provokes Anger after Insulting Iraqi Women

A Saudi newspaper caused uproar in the Muslim world on Sunday after publishing a fabricated report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) viewed as fuelling sectarian tensions.

Muslims Converge on Iraq’s Karbala for Arbaeen Mourning Procession

Shiite Muslims from all around the world have descended on the holy city of Karbala in Iraq for Arbaeen, the fortieth day after Imam Hussein’s martyrdom.

Muslims Converge on Karbala for Mourning Procession

Defying terrorists, Muslims from many regional countries and beyond continue to descend on the holy city of Karbala in Iraq for the culmination of a 40-day mourning period for an infallible Shia imam.

$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).

Blood Donation instead of Self-Flagellation in Ashura Mourning

Instead of self-flagellation, which has tainted the image of Islam in non-Muslims' view, Iranians donate their blood as religious vow during the mourning days of Muharram.

Condolence Theatre in Commemoration of Imam Hussein

During the early days of the Islamic month of Muharram, Iranian people mourn for Imam Hussein's martyrdom in different ways.

Muharram Mourning Ceremonies Underway in Tehran

Millions of Shiite Muslims across Iran, including Tehran, are mourning the anniversary of martyrdom of their third Imam, Hussein bin Ali (AS) and his...

Iranian People Start Mourning for Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom

Iranians across the country have started holding Muharram mourning ceremonies which commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shiite Imam and...

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