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Master Farshchian I Saw Imam Reza’s Face and Painted Him 1

Master Farshchian: I Saw Imam Reza’s Face and Painted Him!

Renowned Iranian artist Mahmoud Farshchian recounts how he painted his famous work of art which depicts Imam Reza, the eighth Shiite Imam.
Iranian Cleric Grand Ayatollah Saanei Passes Away

Iranian Cleric Grand Ayatollah Saanei Passes Away

Iranian Grand Shiite Ayatollah, Yousef Saanei, has passed away at the age of 83 after being hospitalized for several days at a clinic in the holy city of Qom.
Shiite Muslims to Observe Arbaeen Remotely over Pandemic: Iran

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

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.
Shiite Muslims Mourn Karbala Tragedy Ahead of Ashura

Shiite Muslims Mourn Karbala Tragedy Ahead of Ashura

Shiite Muslims all around the world mark the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram, known as Tasu'a, one day before the anniversary of Imam Hussein's martyrdom in Karbala tragedy.
Iran's Hamadan Hosts 3D Lighting Performance on Ashura 5

Iran’s Hamadan Hosts 3D Lighting Performance on Ashura

On the occasion of first decade of Muharram, the historical events of the Islamic month are narrated with three-dimensional lighting in Iran.
Muharram Mourning Rituals Start in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Muharram Mourning Rituals Start in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Iranians are marking one of the most important months on the Islamic calendar, Muharram.
National Day of Shah-e Cheragh Commemorated in Iran

National Day of Shah-e Cheragh Commemorated in Iran

Iranian people on Sunday commemorated the National Day of Shah-e Cheragh, which is a cultural occasion marked every year across the country in honour the brother of eighth Shiite Imam.
Iran to Reopen Holy Shrines Nationwide despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Iran to Reopen Holy Shrines Nationwide despite COVID-19 Pandemic

The Iranian president says holy sites across the nation will reopen the day after the Eid al-Fitr, but the health protocols should be observed as before in order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Iranians Attend 'Qadr Night' Rituals While Observing Health Protocols 4

Iranians Attend ‘Qadr Night’ Rituals While Observing Health Protocols

Iranian people on Tuesday night observed health protocols at religious sites where Qadr night rituals were held nationwide, says the country's health minister.