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People in the holy Iranian city of Qom are mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Fatemeh Zahra, the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter and Imam Ali’s wife.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Tehran is trying to convince the Iraqi government to further increase the visa quota for Iranian pilgrims to participate in Arbaeen ceremonies while observing Covid health protocols.
Preparing votive food in the month of Muharram is one of the traditions of Muslims, especially the people of Iran. During the months of Muharram and Safar on the lunar calendar, Shia Muslims mark the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, and also the Fourteen Infallibles.
Thousands of Iranian people attended the Qadr Night ceremonies held outdoors across the country while observing the health protocols to contain further spread of the coronavirus.
Iranians are marking one of the most important months on the Islamic calendar, Muharram.
“A Look at the History of Jolfa” is the title of an exhibition on the traditional jobs, arts and clothing of Armenians in Iran’s Isfahan.