Muharram

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  • TV series 2020-08-15 18:28

    IRIB prepares new religious TV series for Muharram, Safar 

    TEHRAN – Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has prepared three new religious TV series to entertain people during the lunar months of Muharram and Safar, which are observed every year with rituals for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions.

  • Hoajjatoleslam Meysam Amrudi 2020-08-10 18:19

    Tehran Municipality to dedicate cultural centers to Muharram mourning rituals during pandemic

    TEHRAN – The Art and Cultural Organization of the Tehran Municipality plans to dedicate courtyards of its cultural centers to Muharram mourning ceremonies amid the pandemic.

  • Rouhani 2020-08-09 12:24

    'Severe anti-coronavirus restrictions not possible any more'

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Sunday that it is not possible to implement tough anti-COVID-19 restrictions in Iran for they lead to depression and tensions in the society.

  • IKIA operates 979 flights during Arbaeen season 2019-10-22 19:07

    IKIA operates 979 flights during Arbaeen season

    TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini International Airport has operated 979 flights between Iran and Iraq since the beginning of the Arbaeen season on October 9.

  • Despite media bias, Western people have right to authentic information on Arbaeen 2019-10-19 20:53

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Despite media bias, Western people have right to authentic information on Arbaeen

    Mass media outlets, including news agencies, radio, television, the Internet and mobile platforms, have undoubtedly become the primary source of information for the majority of, if not all, individuals in modern societies.

  • IKIA transports 49,000 Arbaeen pilgrims in 4 days 2019-10-14 17:58

    IKIA transports 49,000 Arbaeen pilgrims in 4 days

    TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini International Airport has transported some 49,000 passengers from Tehran to Iraqi cities of Najaf and Baghdad to participate in the Arbaeen pilgrimage in a span of four days.

  • Iranian pilgrims go on a long trek towards Karbala, where Imam Hussein (AS) is laid to rest, to pay tribute to the third Shia Imam who was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). 2019-10-07 18:33

    Iran temporarily lifts visa requirement for Iraqi nationals

    TEHRAN – Iran’s embassy in Baghdad has announced that Iraqi nationals can visit Iran without a visa from October 24 to December 27, 2019.

  • Painting by Mohammad Ghaffari, better known as Kamal-ol-Molk (1848-1940), shows a view of Tekyeh Dowlat (“State Theater”) in downtown Tehran. 2019-09-29 20:08

    Tehran museum to host meeting on Muharram rituals

    TEHRAN - The Glass and Ceramic Museum of Tehran will this evening host a meeting to discuss Muharram rituals which were held during Qajar era (1789–1925) at Tekyeh Dowlat, a royal theater in downtown Tehran.

  • International travelers pose for a photo while visiting the holy shrine of Hazrat Masumeh (SA), the sister of Imam Reza (AS), in Qom, central Iran. Women are clad in chadors, shapeless gowns that cover their entire bodies, to respect a dress code required for female pilgrims. 2019-09-22 19:01

    Iran and its enormous potential for religious tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran is growing into a major destination for religious tourism despite U.S. sanctions on its economy, some experts say. 

  • Muharram mourning 2019-09-14 09:18

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Muharram mourning in a strange country

    TEHRAN - A few years back, I went to Germany to study for a doctorate and settled in a university campus located in a small town hundred kilometers North of Frankfurt in the woods. After a short while, I got to know the university and its surroundings. In a cold evening, it was about four o'clock after returning from the library. I was browsing my Persian calendar, and I suddenly realized that it was the fifth or sixth of Muharram and I was struck by a strange tragedy or grief.  I knew that there was not definitely a mosque for Shiites in this small town. Of course, later on, I discovered that a leased mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyya sect of Pakistan was located behind my faculty, the Middle East Studies Center.

  • Muharram rituals capture attention of foreigners 2019-09-13 18:54

    Muharram rituals capture attention of foreigners

    TEHRAN – Iran turns to a major tourism hub during the mourning month of Muharram. Every year thousands of foreigners flock to the country to see with their naked eyes and record with cameras the Iranian fervor during Muharram that reaches its climax on its 10th day, also known as Ashura.

  • A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram 2019-09-07 19:40

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram

    TEHRAN – A unique time for visiting Iran is during the first ten days of the lunar month of Muharram, which falls from Sept. 1 to 10 this year. That’s because Iranians, who are mostly Shia Muslims, hold special ceremonies during this time. For Shia Muslims, Muharram is a turning point in the history of Islam.

  • Muslim mourners mark martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS)   2019-09-04 12:37

    Muslim mourners mark martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS)  

    Muslim mourners travel on a street in Karbala, Iraq on September 3, 2019 in a group representing the caravan of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions when they embarked on a journey to Kufa in 680 CE.    

  • “The Fateful Day” 2019-09-03 18:37

    Restored versions of “Fateful Day”, “Flying in the Night” hit screens

    TEHRAN – The restored versions of “Flying in the Night” by Rasul Mollaqolipur and “The Fateful Day” by Shahram Asadi have been screened in Tehran, Mashhad and Shiraz, the Farabi Cinema Foundation has announced.

  • Exhibition of Ashura artworks in Tehran 2019-09-02 16:20

    Photo: Bahman Vakhshour

    Exhibition of Ashura artworks in Tehran

    The exhibition of Ashura artworks was inaugurated in Tehran on Sunday evening. Ashura is the tenth day of Mu?arram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram, and commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10th of Muharram in the year 61 AH.

  • tazieh performances 2019-08-28 18:33

    Tehran City Theater to host tazieh performances during Muharram

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s City Theater Complex will be hosting groups of thespians who will stage performances of tazieh for ten nights during Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar that will begin on September 1. 

  • More foreign tourists spectate religious rituals while in Yazd 2019-08-24 20:10

    More foreign tourists spectate religious rituals while in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Over the past couple of years, religious rituals have attracted more foreign travelers as spectators to Iran’s Yazd province, CHTN reported on Saturday.

  • Iran, Iraq seeking UN recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage 2019-02-11 22:21

    Iran, Iraq seeking UN recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage

    TEHRAN - Iranian tourism and cultural heritage authorities in collaboration with their Iraqi counterparts are implementing a plan to promote the recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, CHTN reported.