Imam Hussein (AS)

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  • A poster for the International Grand Poetry Award. 2020-09-11 18:21

    Iran launches intl. poetry award on Imam Hussein (AS)

    TEHRAN – The Iran Cultural Center in Pretoria and the Islamic Center of Johannesburg have jointly launched an international poetry award to honor two poems composed in Persian and English on Imam Hussein and his uprising.

  • Wooden pulpit of Ilkhanid mosque being restored 2020-09-01 20:30

    Wooden pulpit of Ilkhanid mosque being restored

    TEHRAN - A restoration project has been commenced on a minbar (pulpit) of a mosque in Semnan province, which dates back to the Ilkhanid era (1256–1353).

  • Muharram mourning rituals: Nakhlgardani in Shahroud 2020-09-01 18:07

    By  Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Muharram mourning rituals: Nakhlgardani in Shahroud

    Nakhlgardani or palm-carrying ritual is the carrying of a huge wooden coffin and is a symbol of Muharram mourning in Iran. In the first decade of this month, the coffin, while covered with black and green cloth, is carried by numerous mourners due to its heavyweight. This structure is kept in Husseiniyehs (religious places) and mosques for the rest of the year.

  • 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).

  • Charles Taliaferro 2020-08-31 10:09

    U.S. philosopher talks of Hussein's uprising, today's Yazid

    TEHRAN– Prof. Taliaferro believes that today the successors of the reign of Yazid are the people and institutions that seek to preserve the status quo of white privilege in America and Europe.

  • 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.

  • Zarif 2020-08-30 14:11

    Imam Hussein (AS)’s sacrifice nurtured resistance to tyranny: Zarif

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has commemorated the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), saying his great sacrifice has ingrained resistance to tyranny and injustice in hearts and souls of his followers.

  • 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. 

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Sham-e Ghariban 2020-08-27 02:07

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    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Sham-e Ghariban

    The night of Ashura in Iran is called Shaam-e Ghariban, meaning “the night of strangers” and those who are far from home and help. People light candles in holy places and gatherings in every corner of the country.

  • 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.

  • Candle and Lamp Ceremony in Shahroud Tekiyehs during Muharram 2020-08-25 21:00

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Candle and Lamp Ceremony in Shahroud Tekiyehs during Muharram

    Tekiyehs (prayer halls) of Bazaar, Golshan, Qaleh, Shariat, and especially Tekiyeh of Bid Abad, which is one of the old Tekiyehs of Shahroud, hold this traditional ceremony with special ceremonies. In this ritual, which begins minutes after sunset, the servants of these Tekiyehs, known as "watchmen", stand in a row in front of the Saqqakhaneh (A small indent in the wall overlooking some passages where water was poured for people to drink and had a kind of religious sanctity), which is called the lampstand. It is also common to play the trumpet to inform local servants during candle and lamp ceremonies. The custodian of the mosque and the elders also stand in front of the lighthouse, and the servants, who are on duty, line up in front of them.

  • 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).

  • U.S. 2020-08-24 21:00

    Ashura legacy lies at the heart of the axis of resistance

    TEHRAN - As the United States and its allies intensify pressure on Iran as the core of the axis of resistance, the mourning ceremonies in Muharram improve the morale of this axis and highlight the influence the Ashura legacy had on the axis.

  • ‘The vow of health’ highlights Iranian-Islamic values 2020-08-24 20:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘The vow of health’ highlights Iranian-Islamic values

    TEHRAN – The vow of health in the age of coronavirus is a rational, innovative, and cultural activity that highlights the Iranian-Islamic values toward improving the health and well-being of vulnerable groups in the society amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Muharram rituals being held under health protocols 2020-08-24 12:30

    Muharram rituals being held under health protocols

    People across the country hold mourning rituals during the month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions. The rituals are held observing healthcare protocols and social distancing rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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    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. 

  • Blockade Negotiation 2020-08-23 21:50

    Imam Hussein (AS) is source of inspiration to overcome blockade and negotiation stunts

    TEHRAN - The U.S. dual campaign of blockade and negotiation stunts against Iran will get nowhere because the Islamic Republic of Iran is more of a cultural movement than a political one, a West Asia expert tells the Tehran Times.

  • Biden 2020-08-22 00:01

    Joe Biden hails Muharram amid doubts over his sincerity

    TEHRAN - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden implicitly praised the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS) in what appears to be a bid to win the hearts of Muslim voters despite the fact that he, during his tenure as Barak Obama’s vice president, imposed sweeping economic sanctions on a country that is widely known for its love of the Imam.

  • Muharram 2020-08-22 00:00

    Nation of Imam Hussein (AS) stand united to confront U.S. oppression

    TEHRAN - As the U.S. requested a return of all UN sanctions on Iran, the Iranian people made preparations for commemorating the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who was martyred in the Battle of Karbala on October 10, 680 (Muharram 10, 61 AH).

  • 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.

  • tazieh 2020-08-19 17:56

    Rey to host online meeting on tazieh

    TEHRAN- The ancient city of Rey will be hosting a virtual meeting on tazieh, Iranian passion play, on the occasion of the lunar month of Muharram (starting Friday) in which Shia Muslims commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).

  • 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.

  • Arbaeen hospitality gains UNESCO heritage status 2019-12-14 18:27

    Arbaeen hospitality gains UNESCO heritage status

    TEHRAN – The generous hospitality of Iraqi people during the Arbaeen pilgrimage has been added to UNESCO’s prestigious heritage list.

  • Foreign travelers visit the towers of silence nested on a lonely, barren hilltop on the outskirts of Yazd, central Iran. 2019-11-25 19:18

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran at the height of travel season

    TEHRAN – Perhaps it is tough to define a best time for visiting Iran, which is known as a four-season country, I mean spring, summer, fall and winter; each having its own charms and travel lovers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pilgrims who lost Arbaeen 2019-10-20 10:26

    ‘Pilgrims who lost Arbaeen’ march in Tehran

    People who lost the Arbaeen pilgrimage toward Karbala marched on Saturday a long distance from Tehran’s Imam Hussein Sq. to the holy shrine of Shah Abdol Azim in Rey to commemorate the occasion.