Imam Hussein (AS)


  • 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.

  • عزاداران اربعین حسینی در کربلا 2018-10-30 13:07

    Arba’een: Millions of pilgrims converge on Karbala to honor Imam Hussein

    Millions of pilgrims have converged on Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

  • 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.

  • irgc 2018-10-10 17:47

    Suicide car bombs found on the roads to Tehran during Muharram: IRGC

    TEHRAN – Morteza Mirian, director of the IRGC Ground Force Operations, has said more than a thousand conspiracies aimed at disturbing Tehran’s security in the month of Muharram (Sept. 11-Oct. 9) were foiled.

  • Easar Mehdi 2018/09/26

    By Easar Mehdi

    Few like Hurr have courage to face dilemma

    ISLAMABAD - History is replete with the stories of oppressors (mustaqbirin) intimidating and subjugating the oppressed (mustazafin). History also bears eloquent testimony to the fact that the oppressed always prevail over the oppressors. The epic tragedy of Karbala, which covers a whole gamut of social, political and religious dimensions, is a shining example of that.

  •  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.

  • 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).

  • محمدجواد ظریف 2018-09-21 15:46

    Zarif: Imam Hussein’s sacrifice sends the message that ‘standing up for justice yields victory’

    TEHRAN – On Wednesday, the day marking the 9th of the calendar month of Muharram, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his tweeter page that Imam Hussein’s resistance against injustice sends the unwavering message that “standing up for justice yields victory”.

  • Muharram 2018-09-17 21:48

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Ban on Muharram procession in Kashmir mockery of religious freedom

    TEHRAN - Muharram is the month of bereavement and remembrance. Every year, around this time, massive processions are taken out across the world to pay glowing tribute to the martyrs of Karbala. Reciting soul-stirring elegies and hymns, mourners wear black dresses and beat their chests in a spirit of devotion. They carry replicas of Imam Husain’s mausoleum in Karbala and parade the streets.

  • Syed Mohammad Anis Kazmi 2018-09-16 00:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Islamic revolution in Iran paved new course for Muharram commemorations in Kashmir’

    We are again in the month of Muharram, the month in which blood triumphed over sword and truth prevailed over falsehood. In this month, the campaigners of truth and justice across the world reaffirm their pledge to the principles exemplified by Imam Hussain (as) and his companions in the desert plains of Karbala 1400 years ago.

  • 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.

  • Muharram 2018/09/13

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why Muharram commemorations haven’t lost their significance

    TEHRAN - Muharram, contrary to the popular perception, is not merely a poignant chapter in history, orbiting around a grief-centric ritual. It is a profoundly illuminating philosophy that defines the relationship between truth and falsehood, between righteousness and impiousness, between dignity and ignominy.

  • Arba'een Trek, 2017 2017-11-10 19:41

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Arba’een Trek: an epic journey presenting true face of Islam

    TEHRAN — Millions partaking in Arba’een Trek, commemorating the 40th day of Imam Hussein (AS) martyrdom in the battle of Karbala, presents the true face of Islam which is peace and brotherhood.

  • Arbaeen 2017-11-10 10:50

    By Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

    Arbaeen; World's Biggest Pilgrimage

    It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more significant than Kumbh Mela, since the latter is only held every third year. In short, Arbaeen dwarfs every other rally on the planet, reaching twenty million last year. That is a staggering %60 of Iraq's entire population, and it is growing year after year.

  • Hundreds of thousands of people, mainly Shia Muslims, from across Iran and other countries attend the Arba’een Trekking pilgrimage (Tehran Times/Meysam Manei) 2017-11-06 20:09

    Arba’een Trekking: A window to spiritual delight

    TEHRAN -- “I have severe backache and too much walking is strictly prohibited for me, however, I attend Arba’een Trekking since I do love Imam Hussein (AS), he is my hero,” a middle-aged women with tearful eyes said in a television interview aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday evening, some days before Arba’een, which falls November 9 this year.

  • اربعین 2017-10-27 20:25

    Over 1.1 million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN – Hassan Ghashghavi, 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.

  • 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. 

  • مراسم عزاداری عاشورای حسینی در همدان 2017-10-01 20:35

    Iranian mark Ashura

    TEHRAN – Iranians marked Ashura rituals on Sunday to commemorate the slaying of Imam Hussein (AS) who was martyred in the battle of Karbala in Iraq in 680 AD.

  • Muharram 2017-09-29 10:40

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Muharram: The reunion of society

    Once again the Iranian nation is overwhelmed by the month of Muharram. Black banners and draperies are seen all over the country. People in dark dresses attend mourning congregations.

  • Mohsen Hojaji's funeral procession 2017-09-28 09:31

    Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Farewell to hero

    TEHRAN — It is 8:30 in the morning; mourners are walking towards Tehran’s Imam Hussein Square where the procession is planned to begin. The streets are closed to vehicles from a kilometer to the square. Groups of men and women while holding pictures of Hojaji are strolling down the streets.

  • tazieh 2017-09-27 12:27

    Thespians perform tazieh in Tehran

    Thespians from a troupe led by veteran actor of stage and screen Siavash Tahmures perform a tazieh (Iranian passion play) about the tragedy of Ashura in the courtyard of the Revayate Fath Cultural Foundation in Tehran on September 25, 2017.  The troupe will perform the tazieh titled “Rakat by Rakat of Love” at the foundation located on the southern end of Qarani Street until October 1.  In the year 680 CE on Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram, Imam Hussein (AS) and a number of his loyal companions were martyred in battle against the oppressive Umayyad dynasty. (Tehran Times /Mehran Riazi)

  • Dey 9 epic 2016-12-31 09:30

    Iran marks 2009 rallies

    TEHRAN - Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets across the country on Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of mass rallies staged on December 30, 2009 to guard the principles of the Islamic Revolution. 

  • Naghavi 2016-12-05 13:22

    By Abolghasem Naghavi

    Arbaeen: Practice of justice and equality 

    TEHRAN - During Arbaeen, 40 days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), people with flags and banners of Ashura in hand make the Arbaeen march from various cities to Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussein is located.

  • Arabeen 2016-11-21 10:16

    Iranians Observe Arbaeen 

    TEHRAN - Millions of Iranians across the country commemorated Arbaeen, a religious observance that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura.

  • tazieh 2016-11-20 18:06

    Picture of the day

  •  World’s largest rally of devotion in Karbala 2016-11-20 13:26

    World’s largest rally of devotion in Karbala

    TEHRAN - Millions of Muslims from across the world are marching toward the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to perform the rituals of Arba’een, one of the most revered religious occasions on the Islamic calendar. Arba’een marks 40 days since Ashura when Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was martyred in the desert plains of Karbala along with his 72 companions 14 centuries ago.

  • Arba’een 2016-11-19 23:13

    Picture of the day

    Thousands of Iranian pilgrims shoulder to shoulder with others from different nations make a long trek towards the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) that is located in Karbala, Iraq, November 15, 2016.