Ashura

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  • Ashura 2020-09-04 18:13

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    The reality of Ashura versus the reality show of America

    “Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala.” —Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS)1

  • Kashmir 2020-08-31 21:38

    Kashmir crackdown on Shia Muslims reveals long-simmering discontent

    TEHRAN - Indian police attacked a Muharram procession in India-administered Kashmir on Saturday, injuring dozens of mourners commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).

  • Muhammad al-Zoubi 2020-08-30 23:53

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Resistance movement represents the nobility of Imam Hussein: Islamic scholar

    TEHRAN – Muhammad al-Zoubi, a Lebanese Islamic scholar, is of the opinion that all Yazid’s crimes are embodied in the Zionist regime-U.S. axis, and “we find the Husseini nobility in the axis of the Islamic Republic and the resistance movement.”

  • Ashura 2020-08-30 21:36

    Ashura commemorated in Iran

    TEHRAN- Mourning ceremonies for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) on the day of Ashura were held on Saturday and Sunday all over Iran amid strict observation of coronavirus-related health protocols.

  • Travelogues: tapping into the past hearing Muharram rituals from Europeans visiting Persia 2020-08-27 02:09

    Travelogues: tapping into the past hearing Muharram rituals from Europeans visiting Persia

    TEHRAN – Travelogues, inscribed by European travelers to Persia (Iran) over the past centuries, is a good source to hear about Muharram mourning ceremonies from the point of view of Westerners, experts say. 

  • Tekyeh 2020-08-26 18:57

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Tekyehs echo Muharram mourning through history

    Tekyehs, venues for the gathering of mourners who honor the way Imam Hussein (AS) chose to live and to die, have been blood floating in the Iranian mourning culture veins, refreshed year after year, century after century, since Iranians have mourned the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his 72 loyal companions for centuries.

  • Ashura 2020-08-26 18:54

    Ashura uprising is epitome of sacrifice and solidarity

    TEHRAN- Commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) has played a major role in strengthening the solidarity and the spirit of making sacrifices in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a religion expert tells the Tehran Times.

  • Ashura 2020-08-25 19:07

    Ashura is integral part of Iranian identity

    TEHRAN - Muharram’s mourning ceremonies highlight the deep relationship between the Iranian identity and the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS).

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Gelmali 2020-08-25 14:19

    (Part 4/8) 

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Gelmali

    Another ritual that is on Iran’s national heritage list is Gelmali. The ritual is held every year in Lorestan province on the day of Ashura.

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Tazieh 2020-08-24 21:00

    (Part 6/8) 

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Tazieh

    Tazieh, Iranian passion play on religious events especially on the day of Ashura, is another ritual which is held in Isfahan province during Muharram mourning and is registered on Iran’s national heritage list. Tazieh is held in several cities in Iran. However, in Isfahan province, it is one of the traditions of Muharram.

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Oblation of lamb 2020-08-23 21:53

    (Part 5/8)  

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Oblation of lambs

    One of the other rituals during Muharram is oblation of lambs at Great Hussainiya of Zanjan, which is a famed ritual countrywide when it comes to Muharram mourning ceremonies in Iran. 

  • Eulogist observes symbolic social distancing in Muharram mourning 2020-08-22 20:36

    Eulogist observes symbolic social distancing in Muharram mourning

    TEHRAN - Iranian eulogist Mahmoud Karimi, known for his enthusiastic eulogies for Shia Imams (AS) and their households, conducted a mourning ceremony in a working-class neighborhood in downtown Tehran on August 20, 2020.

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Bil Zani 2020-08-21 20:30

    (Part 3/8) 

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Bil Zani

    One of the other Muharram rituals in South Khorasan province is Bil Zani. This is one of the ancient traditions that are on Iran’s national heritage list. Birjand and Khusf cities are the main centers for the ritual.

  • Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran 2020-08-19 18:54

    (Part 2/8); Tasht Gozari in Ardabil

    Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran

    One of the most famous rituals in Ardabil is Tasht Gozari during the mourning season of Muharram. People of Ardabil, who are Azeri, love Imam Hussein (AS) and his young brother Hazrat Abulfazl Abbas (AS). Before Muharram, people in Ardabil begin Tasht Gozari ritual, which is dated back to several years ago. People in other cities near Ardabil also hold Tasht Gozari ritual.

  • Nakhl Gardani, Yazd 2020-08-18 19:30

    (Part 1/8)

    Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran

    TEHRAN - Every year, people in different parts of Iran hold rituals to commemorate Muharram mourning season gloriously in public. The commemoration of the battle of Karbala on the day of Ashura (10th day of Muharram) and the epic passion and courage of Imam Hussein (AS) and his 72 loyal companions who were all martyred (in 680 CE) is annually honored by Iranians.

  • Muharram rituals in Yazd 2020-08-04 16:31

    Muharram rituals in Yazd to be held differently due to coronavirus pandemic

    TEHRAN – While Iran is still fighting the coronavirus outbreak, this year’s Muharram mourning rituals would be different from previous years.

  • Habib Naqqash 2020-07-11 18:59

    Teahouse painter Habib Naqqash dies at 88

    TEHRAN – A pioneer of teahouse painting Habib Naqqash died of natural causes on Friday morning at the age of 88. 

  • “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.