Ashura

Total:43

  • “Forty Days of Love” 2019-10-22 18:00

    Cultural figures with top works on Ashura tragedy honored

    TEHRAN – The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) honored a selection of 40 cultural figures who have created outstanding works about the tragedy of Ashura over the past century during the program “Forty Days of Love” on Monday.

  • Ashura 2019-10-22 15:28

    By Muhammad Bin Ibrahim

    As We Mark 40 Days From Ashura

    NIGERIA/KADUNA- On the 10th of October, year 680 AD (which coincides with 10th of Muharram, year 61 AH), in the field of Karbala (today's Iraq), around the banks of Euphrates, the Grandson of Islam's Prophet, Husain, was killed together with his sons, brothers and companions. Before the killing they were denied even water for days. A child of his, Ali al-Asghar, an infant of about six month old was crying profusely because the breast of its mother could not produce the milk due to hunger and thirst. Husain took the child, moved closer to the side of the killers, raised him up saying: "O People! If you show no mercy to me; have mercy on this thirsty child!" At that moment, someone from the Kufan army shot an arrow at the infant as a response to his request. The infant died immediately.

  • 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.

  • Arbaeen march reaching its height  2019-10-19 14:34

    Arbaeen march reaching its height 

    The march toward Karbala to mark the Arbaeen ritual is reaching its climax. Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura. Millions of people, especially from Iraq and Iran, defy all difficulties to walk tens of kilometers to reach Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located. Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (S), was martyred in the battle of Karbala against the forces of the Caliph in 680 AD.

  • Arbaeen pilgrimage 2019-10-08 18:04

    Iranian literati to attend Arbaeen gathering

    TEHRAN – A group of 80 Iranian writers and poets will be attending the annual Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iraq. 

  • Mahmud Farshchian 2019-10-08 17:40

    National library to honor 40 artists with artworks on Ashura

    TEHRAN – The National Library and Archives of Iran plans to honor 40 Iranian artists who have created outstanding works about the tragedy of Ashura over the past century.

  • Army using drones to secure Iran-Iraq borders for Arbaeen: Sayyari 2019-10-06 21:57

    Army using drones to secure Iran-Iraq borders for Arbaeen: Sayyari

    TEHRAN – Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy army chief for coordination affairs, says the army has employed military drones at the Iraq borders to ensure the security of Iranian pilgrims visiting Iraq for the Arbaeen march.

  • “Resurrection of Beauty” 2019-10-06 18:55

    Painting depicting Ashura tragedy unveiled at Tehran children’s center  

    TEHRAN – An illustration portraying a story about Imam Hussein (AS) and his six-month-old baby boy, Ali Asghar (AS) who was the youngest person martyred on Ashura, was unveiled during a special ceremony in Tehran on Saturday.

  • Mohammad Khodadi 2019-09-30 18:34

    By Manijeh Rezapoor

    Official stresses media’s key role in promoting Ashura’s message during Arbaeen

    TEHRAN – Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Mohammad Khodadi has stressed the importance of the media’s role in promoting the message of Ashura during the Arbaeen gathering.

  • 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 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.

  • Attraction of Imam Hussein (AS) is indescribable, undeniable 2019-09-11 14:59

    Photo by: Mohsen Rezaei

    Attraction of Imam Hussein (AS) is indescribable, undeniable

    The lunar month of Muharram comes again with a great deal of sadness over the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his loyal companions. During the first ten days of the month, which falls from Sept. 1 to 10 this year, each neighborhood across Iran sets up its own establishment to hold ceremonial processions. But the core meaning of Muharram is beyond such mere bereavement and commemoration of the past. Commemoration of Ashura is a tribute to truth and justice and condemnation of tyranny anytime and anywhere.

  • Moharram2 2019-09-07 22:32

    Photo by: Mahdi Tavakolian

    Muharram huge mourning for all walks of life

    Muharram is a huge mourning in which all Shiites from around the world take participate in, no matter they are infants or adults.

  • 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.

  • File photo shows thousands of Shia pilgrims, reuniting in the holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arbaeen, the end of a 40-day mourning period after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS). 2019-09-02 19:09

    Iran-Iraq border open to Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN - Iran-Iraq border crossing of Khosravi was opened to Arbaeen pilgrims on Sunday in order to facilitate the commute of people who want to visit the holy city of Karbala.

  • Art aficionado visits a poster exhibition on Ashura underway at the Abolfazl Aali Gallery of the Art Bureau in Tehran on September 1, 2019. (Mehr/Majid Asgaripur)  2019-09-02 18:21

    Exhibition of posters on Ashura opens in Art Bureau 

    TEHRAN – The Art Bureau in Tehran is playing host to an exhibition of posters on Ashura.

  • Hajj pilgrims to be home before Ashura 2019-08-25 19:15

    Hajj pilgrims to be home before Ashura

    TEHRAN – An official in charge of pilgrims’ affairs has said all Iranian pilgrims who had traveled to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj rituals will return home before the Day of Ashura, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Tens of foreign tourists spectate Arbaeen rituals in Yazd 2018-11-03 20:25

    Tens of foreign tourists spectate Arbaeen rituals in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Tens of international tourists on October 30 spectated Arbaeen rituals in Iran’s central Yazd province.

  • 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.

  •  A file photo depicts foreign travelers visiting Muharram mourning rituals in Yazd, October 1, 2017. 2018-09-24 23:20

    Over 1,200 foreign tourists spectate Muharram rituals in Yazd

    TEHRAN – A total of 1,235 international tourists visited Iran’s central Yazd province in the first ten days of the month of Muharram (Sep. 11-20), during which millions of Iranians commemorated martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions.

  • 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

  • عزاداری روز عاشورا در بحرین 2018-09-21 23:17

    Love of Hussein unites us

    TEHRAN – Muslims around the globe held massive mourning ceremonies on Thursday, the day of Ashura, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions.

  • عزاداری روز عاشورا در هشتبندی 2018-09-21 23:14

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Imam Hussein’s (AS) message for the human beings throughout history

    TEHRAN — The days that have passed were the anniversary of the bitter events of the Battle of Karbala on the day of Ashura (tenth of Muharram) in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD).

  • A teahouse painting by Mohammad Farahani is on display in an exhibition at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran. 2018-09-21 19:01

    Artworks on Ashura on display in Tehran exhibit 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) in Tehran is playing host to an exhibition titled “Sign” displaying artworks by veteran Iranian artists on the theme of Ashura, the day upon which Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions were martyred in Karbala in 680 CE.

  • Muharram, rejoining families, promoting intimacy 2018-09-18 10:16

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Muharram, rejoining families, promoting intimacy

    Once I grew old enough to figure out the main reasons behind the mourning rituals of Muharram I became genuinely fond of it, as it is not just a month grieve, but a time to heighten the strong sense of intimacy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.