• Top general lauds Arbaeen pilgrimage security 2017-12-02 09:54

    Top general lauds Arbaeen pilgrimage security

    TEHRAN – Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of the Iranian armed forces, on Thursday praised the high level of security during the Arbaeen pilgrimage earlier this month despite attempts by terrorist groups to create mayhem.

  • Arba'een Trek, 2017 2017-11-10 19:41

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Arba’een Trek: an epic journey presenting true face of Islam

    TEHRAN — Millions partaking in Arba’een Trek, commemorating the 40th day of Imam Hussein (AS) martyrdom in the battle of Karbala, presents the true face of Islam which is peace and brotherhood.

  • Arbaeen 2017-11-10 10:50

    By Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

    Arbaeen; World's Biggest Pilgrimage

    It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more significant than Kumbh Mela, since the latter is only held every third year. In short, Arbaeen dwarfs every other rally on the planet, reaching twenty million last year. That is a staggering %60 of Iraq's entire population, and it is growing year after year.

  • Missile, radar systems stationed at border to protect Arbaeen pilgrims 2017-11-07 09:29

    Missile, radar systems stationed at border to protect Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN – Amri Jafari, commander of the tactical air defense unit of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, said on Monday that missile and radar systems have been stationed near Iran’s border with Iraq to safeguard Arbaeen pilgrims.

  • راهپیمایی عظیم اربعین حسینی 2017-11-06 20:10

    A time for donation and oblation

    TEHRAN – The pilgrimage of Arba’een, a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs 40 days after the day of Ashura, is a gathering for even followers of other religions regardless of their social class, gender and nationality.

  • Arbaeen 2017-11-06 18:20

    Art workshop promoting Arbaeen rituals opens in Kufa 

    TEHRAN – An art workshop promoting concepts of Ashura and Arbaeen rituals opened next to the Great Mosque of Kufa in Iraq on Saturday.

  • ایرج مسجدی 2017-11-05 09:58

    3 million pilgrims predicted to enter Iraq via Iran 

    The ambassador of Iran in Baghdad said on Saturday that the number of Iranian and non-Iranian pilgrims entering Iraq through Iran is expected to exceed three million by next week.

  • Iran expects to issue 200,000 visas for Pakistani pilgrims for Arbaeen ritual 2017-10-29 13:51

    Iran expects to issue 200,000 visas for Pakistani pilgrims for Arbaeen ritual

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s ambassador to Pakistan says the Iranian embassy in Islamabad is expected to issue 200,000 visas for Pakistani pilgrims who are planning to observe Arbaeen which falls on November 9.

  • Over 1.1 million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims: official 2017-10-28 09:33

    Over 1.1 million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims: official

    TEHRAN – The deputy foreign minister for consular and expatriates affairs has said that so far more than 1.1 million visas have been issued for pilgrims who are planning to visit Iraq to observe Arbaeen ritual which falls 40 days after Ashura.

  • Iran's Red Crescent Society is transferring some150 tons of drugs to Iraq for Arba'een pilgrimage 2017-10-25 17:45

    Iran to provide Arba’een pilgrims with services

    TEHRAN — Iran preparing to provide Arba’een pilgrims with various relief and medical services during the Arba’een walk 2017, director of the Relief and Rescue Organization has said.

  • Arbaeen 2017-10-20 17:14

    Photo exhibit to highlight Arbaeen rituals

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of 40 photos on Arbaeen rituals by Iranian artist Seyyed Omid Hamedi will open at Tehran’s Azadi Tower on Monday.

  • 02sp1 arbaeen 240.JPG 2017-10-02 08:01

    Iranian envoy holds talks on security of Arba’een pilgrims

    TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, on Sunday discussed the ways to boost the security of Arba’een pilgrims with Abu Hassan al-Baldawi, an official with the Nojaba Movement, a faction within the Popular Mobilization Forces in the city of Balad, IRNA reported.

  • arbaeen 2017-09-23 17:45

    Pictorial record of Arbaeen ritual published in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – A pictorial record of the religious ritual of Arbaeen, which is the end of the 40-day mourning period following the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions on Ashura, has recently been published in a book in Tehran.

  • Pilgrims need visa to attend Arba'een ritual in Iraq 2017-08-28 10:23

    Pilgrims need visa to attend Arba'een ritual in Iraq

    TEHRAN – Pilgrims need to obtain entry visa in order to attend this year’s Arba’een ritual in Iraq, an official said on Sunday.

  • Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli 2017-08-24 14:08

    Security issues behind Iraq’s reluctance to lift visa restrictions: minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian interior minister has said that due to security reasons the Iraqi government is reluctant to lift visa requirements for Iranian pilgrims.

  • 02sp1 arbaeen 240.JPG 2017-08-15 10:40

    Iran, Iraq to open backup border crossing during Arbaeen pilgrimage

    TEHRAN – Iran and Iraq are going to open a backup border crossing during this year’s Arbaeen pilgrimage (mid-November).

  • Qasim al-Araji 2017-08-12 20:52

    Tehran, Baghdad set to ink MOU on Arbaeen pilgrimage

    TEHRAN – Tehran and Iraq will soon sign a memorandum of understanding during the visit to Tehran of Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji.

  • Arbaeen 2017-07-26 18:33

    Mashhad, Karbala to host festival on Imam Reza (AS) and Arbaeen rituals 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian city of Mashhad and the Iraqi city of Karbala will host the first edition of the Path of Love International Festival of Film and Photo on Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Imam of the Shia Muslims, and the Arbaeen rituals in October.

  • Tazieh, dramatic Arbaeen in Shiraz, Iran 2017-07-07 01:56

    Iran, Iraq weigh plans to facilitate Arbaeen pilgrimage

    TEHRAN – In a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday officials from Iran and Iraq explored avenues to simplify travel for Iranians going to the Arab country every year on Arbaeen, a major Shiite occasion marking the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (AS).