Imam Hussein (AS)

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  • Arbaeen hospitality gains UNESCO heritage status Yesterday 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.

  • leader 2019-10-19 21:55

    Leader says steadfastness on right path is key to prosperity

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday morning that believers’ firm stance on the right path will certainly result in the promotion of the country and prosperity of mankind worldwide.

  • 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 2019-10-19 13:46

    The epic of Arba’een

    Massive processions underway in Iraq's Karbala as millions mark Arba’een

    TEHRAN- Huge processions have been held in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala as millions of mourners commemorated Arba’een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

  • Lovers of Imam Hussein on way to Karbala  2019-10-14 11:44

    Lovers of Imam Hussein on way to Karbala 

    Lovers of Imam Hussein (AS) are flocking to Karbala to mark the Arbaeen ritual. So far, more than two million Iranians have crossed into Iraq and more is expected in the next few days.  Karbala is home to the shrine of Imam Hussein, who was martyred along with 72 of his relatives and companions in the battle of Karbala against the forces of the Caliph, in 680 AD.

  • IKIA schedules 676 extra flights for Arbaee 2019-10-07 18:23

    IKIA schedules 676 extra flights for Arbaeen

    TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini International Airport is scheduled to operate 676 extra flights in order to make the best use of air traffic during Arbaeen pilgrimage.

  • “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.

  • Emami Kashani urges officials, nation to resist threats 2019-10-04 20:36

    Foes try to disrupt the Arba’een march by stoking unrest in Iraq: ayatollah

    TEHRAN – The arrogant countries do not want the Arba’een march to take place, says Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, a Tehran Friday prayer leader.

  • فرودگاه امام خمینی 2019-10-02 19:30

    Imam Khomeini Intl. Airport to operate extra flights for Arbaeen

    TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini International Airport is scheduled to operate extra flights to cater for religious pilgrimage of Arbaeen, which falls on October 19 this year.

  • 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. 

  • 20,000 traffic police forces on duty during Arbaeen pilgrimage 2019-09-18 19:22

    20,000 traffic police forces on duty during Arbaeen pilgrimage

    TEHRAN – During the Arbaeen pilgrimage, some 20,000 traffic police forces will stand guard to ensure the pilgrims’ safety, traffic police chief Seyed Kamal Hadianfar has announced.

  • Machgharah: The town of Resistance and Martyrs commemorates Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom 2019-09-14 09:54

    By Sondos Al-Asaad

    Machgharah: The town of Resistance and Martyrs commemorates Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom

    BEIRUT - Thousands of mourners have gathered from various West Bekaa villages to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam and the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), in the Lebanese town of Machgharah, to pledge allegiance to Imam Hussein and to resonate their firm stance to all the conspirators that no war shall weaken their determination and faith in the approach of resistance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘Hosseini infants’ ceremony held nationwide 2019-09-06 16:49

    Photo: Behnam Tofighi

    ‘Hosseini infants’ ceremony held nationwide

    TEHRAN - Many mothers across the country gathered on Friday, holding their infants to mark ‘Hosseini infants’ ceremony in commemoration of Ali Asghar (AS), the six-month-old baby boy of Imam Hussein (AS), who was the youngest person martyred in the Battle of Karbala. The ceremony was held in 2003 for the first time in Tehran, but since then mourners have been congregating every year on the first Friday of the mourning month of Muharram (this year falling on September 1-September 29) nationwide and also throughout the world in over 40 countries including Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, India, and Turkey.

  • 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.    

  • 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.

  • A poster for the “Ahle Haram” exhibition.  2019-08-27 18:20

    Multimedia exhibit to explore feelings of mourners in Muharram rituals

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of installation and photos depicting the feelings of Iranians from every walk of life during the mourning rituals for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companion in Muharram will be at Tehran’s Laleh Gallery.

  • Iranian consul general in Iraq 2019-07-28 18:27

    Iranian consul general warns pilgrims against illegal entry into Iraq

    TEHRAN – Iran’s consul general in the Iraqi city of Karbala has warned Iranian pilgrims against illegal entry into Iraq during the Arba’een rituals.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2019-03-13 11:49

    By M.A. Saki

    Iranians and Iraqis are inseparable 

    The two nations of Iran and Iraq are bonded together by geography and more importantly religion, especially in the form of Shia Islam.

  • 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.