• Sousan Safaverdi 2018-10-21 16:16

    ‘Each day can be Ashura, each place can be Karbala’

    Dr. Sousan Safaverdi, a university professor and writer tells audience not just to remember Imam Hussein just during Ashura (the day Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad was killed in the Battle of Karbala), but live by his cause every day, everywhere.

  • Half a million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims 2018-10-17 20:51

    Half a million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN – Over 500,000 visas have so far been issued for Iranian pilgrims who are to make their ways to the holy Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala.

  • Easar Mehdi 2018/09/26

    By Easar Mehdi

    Few like Hurr have courage to face dilemma

    ISLAMABAD - History is replete with the stories of oppressors (mustaqbirin) intimidating and subjugating the oppressed (mustazafin). History also bears eloquent testimony to the fact that the oppressed always prevail over the oppressors. The epic tragedy of Karbala, which covers a whole gamut of social, political and religious dimensions, is a shining example of that.

  • Ashura 2018/09/23

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why Zainab’s (SA) mandate is heavier than Hussain’s (AS)

    TEHRAN - Ashura was marked across the world with tremendous religious fervor this weekend. Massive processions were taken out in different countries to pay glowing tribute to the martyrs of Karbala. Mourners wore black dresses, recited soul-stirring elegies and reaffirmed their pledge to uphold the sacrosanct principles exemplified by the grandson of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) on the desert plains of Karbala more than 1400 years ago.

  • Imam Hussein (AS) lamentations, eulogies recited in English in Fereshteh mosque, Northern Tehran 2018-09-22 15:34

    Imam Hussein (AS) lamentations, eulogies recited in English in Fereshteh mosque, northern Tehran

  • محمدجواد ظریف 2018-09-21 15:46

    Zarif: Imam Hussein’s sacrifice sends the message that ‘standing up for justice yields victory’

    TEHRAN – On Wednesday, the day marking the 9th of the calendar month of Muharram, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his tweeter page that Imam Hussein’s resistance against injustice sends the unwavering message that “standing up for justice yields victory”.

  • Millions of Iranians mark Ashura Day 2018-09-21 12:38

    Millions of Iranians mark Ashura Day

    Millions of Iranians marked the tenth day of Muharram, also known as Ashura, nationwide. The photos depict Tehraners in Imam Hossein square, eastern Tehran, attending a symbolic ceremony of burning tents on Thursday as a reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD.Tehran Times / Mohammadreza Abbasi

  • Muhrram 2018/09/17

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Karbala to Kashmir: Brief history of ‘Azadari’

    TEHRAN - It’s that time of year again when the campaigners of truth and justice, cutting across ethno-sectarian and ideological lines, rally to pay homage to the ‘master of the martyrs’, a 7th century revolutionary historical figure who redefined the ideas of resistance and resilience on the desert plains of Karbala (Iraq) 1400 years ago.

  • Ashura 2018-09-15 11:02

    By Sondoss Al Asaad

    The legacy of Ashura: Resistance and Victory

    BEIRUT - Shiite Muslims around the world mark the holiest lunar months of Muharram and Safar to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein Ibn Ali.

  • Muharram 2018/09/13

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why Muharram commemorations haven’t lost their significance

    TEHRAN - Muharram, contrary to the popular perception, is not merely a poignant chapter in history, orbiting around a grief-centric ritual. It is a profoundly illuminating philosophy that defines the relationship between truth and falsehood, between righteousness and impiousness, between dignity and ignominy.

  • A poster of Mashhad-to-Karbala car rally 2018-02-17 19:49

    Iran automobile club to hold rally from Mashhad to Karbala

    TEHRAN – On February 23, the Touring and Automobile Club of Iran will kick-start a family car rally, which its detailed itinerary spans some 2,000 kilometers from Mashhad, northeast Iran, to Karbala, central Iraq.