Imam Hussein (AS)


  • 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.

  • Hundreds of thousands of people, mainly Shia Muslims, from across Iran and other countries attend the Arba’een Trekking pilgrimage (Tehran Times/Meysam Manei) 2017-11-06 20:09

    Arba’een Trekking: A window to spiritual delight

    TEHRAN -- “I have severe backache and too much walking is strictly prohibited for me, however, I attend Arba’een Trekking since I do love Imam Hussein (AS), he is my hero,” a middle-aged women with tearful eyes said in a television interview aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday evening, some days before Arba’een, which falls November 9 this year.

  • اربعین 2017-10-27 20:25

    Over 1.1 million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN – Hassan Ghashghavi, 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.

  • عاشورا 2017-10-22 15:53

    By Shervin Abdolhamidi

    The spirit of Ashura

    The days of Muharram fill the air of Tehran, and Iran with a special atmosphere. The streets are covered in black flags and banners. Along the sidewalks, on the buses, on the metros, you see masses of people wearing black, honoring the Martyrs of Karbala and expressing their devotion and respect to Imam Hussein. 

  • مراسم عزاداری عاشورای حسینی در همدان 2017-10-01 20:35

    Iranian mark Ashura

    TEHRAN – Iranians marked Ashura rituals on Sunday to commemorate the slaying of Imam Hussein (AS) who was martyred in the battle of Karbala in Iraq in 680 AD.

  • Muharram 2017-09-29 10:40

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Muharram: The reunion of society

    Once again the Iranian nation is overwhelmed by the month of Muharram. Black banners and draperies are seen all over the country. People in dark dresses attend mourning congregations.

  • Mohsen Hojaji's funeral procession 2017-09-28 09:31

    Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Farewell to hero

    TEHRAN — It is 8:30 in the morning; mourners are walking towards Tehran’s Imam Hussein Square where the procession is planned to begin. The streets are closed to vehicles from a kilometer to the square. Groups of men and women while holding pictures of Hojaji are strolling down the streets.

  • tazieh 2017-09-27 12:27

    Thespians perform tazieh in Tehran

    Thespians from a troupe led by veteran actor of stage and screen Siavash Tahmures perform a tazieh (Iranian passion play) about the tragedy of Ashura in the courtyard of the Revayate Fath Cultural Foundation in Tehran on September 25, 2017.  The troupe will perform the tazieh titled “Rakat by Rakat of Love” at the foundation located on the southern end of Qarani Street until October 1.  In the year 680 CE on Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram, Imam Hussein (AS) and a number of his loyal companions were martyred in battle against the oppressive Umayyad dynasty. (Tehran Times /Mehran Riazi)