• Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals

    Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals

    Women in Zilaei village in the southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province hold special and unique rituals during the month of Muharram.  They wear clothes in black and form a circle. One of them leads others in chanting eulogies. In addition to holding the mourning ceremonies, they participate in preparation of food offerings known as Nazri. On the day of Ashura, which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions at the Battle of Karbala, they provide mourners with the Nazri food.

  • Muslim mourners mark martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS)  

    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.    

  • Imam Ali (AS) 

    Imam Ali (AS) 

    The eye is the sentinel of the body, it looks ahead to prevent falling back. 

  • Hamiyar Charity Organization launches ensemble with childhood cancer survivors

    Hamiyar Charity Organization launches ensemble with childhood cancer survivors

    Shohreh Ghiasi conducts Avaye Hamiyar Ensemble, which is composed of 23 childhood cancer survivors and their relatives, during a concert at the Hamiyar Charity Organization in Arak on August 16, 2019. This ensemble has been established by the medical center for children with cancer to keep their spirits up during treatment. (ISNA/Motahareh Mashayekhi)