Imam Hussein (AS)

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  • Arbaeen draws crowds to Karbala 2021-09-29 12:08

    Arbaeen draws crowds to Karbala

    Hundreds of thousands of black-clad Muslim pilgrims thronged to the revered shrine city of Karbala in Iraq on Tuesday to observe a major religious ritual. The annual pilgrimage, known as Arbaeen, marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed (S), in the seventh century. At the time, Imam Hussein had revolted against the Damascus-based second Umayyad caliph, Yazid bin Muawiyah, moving from Madinah to outside Karbala in modern-day Iraq, where a battle took place.

  • Over 80k Iranian pilgrims travel to Iraq to partake in Arbaeen procession 2021-09-27 17:18

    Over 80k Iranian pilgrims travel to Iraq to partake in Arbaeen procession

    TEHRAN – Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Alireza Rashidian has said more than 80,000 Iranian pilgrims have traveled to Iraq so far to partake in the huge annual Arbaeen procession.

  • ‘Pilgrims who lost Arbaeen’ march in Tehran 2021-09-27 17:02

    ‘Pilgrims who lost Arbaeen’ march in Tehran

    People, who lost the massive Arbaeen pilgrimage toward Karbala, stage a march on Monday from Tehran’s Imam Hussein Sq. to the holy shrine of Shah Abdol Azim in Rey to commemorate the religious occasion. The trekking is practiced in every Iranian city where the faithful for any reason are not able to join the annual pilgrimage towards the shrine of Imam Hussein (AS), who was martyred in the battle of Karbala in 680 CE.

  • Shia pilgrims flock to Karbala to commemorate Arbaeen 2021-09-27 16:26

    Shia pilgrims flock to Karbala to commemorate Arbaeen

    Huge numbers of Shia Muslim pilgrims gather in the Iraqi city of Karbala at the climax of Arbaeen, September 26, 2021.  Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). 

  • Arbaeen 2021-09-27 00:35

    By Sonja van den Ende

    The revenge of West Asia for the assassination of General Soleimani 

    TEHRAN- Do we still remember the coward and brutal assassination of General Qassim Soleimani? Iran said they would take revenge on this barbaric act and the world was waiting for an answer, but to the disappointment of many in the Western world, this revenge was delayed and many thought it was just words, but they were mistaken.  

  • Arbaeen 2021-09-27 00:29

    By Angelica Maria Rojas

    Arbaeen, a paradise on earth

    TEHRAN- The Great March of Arbaeen, the largest human congregation in history, is a phenomenon that has recently become known to the Western world through the media. This march, which lasts three days and two nights on an 80-kilometre route between Najaf and Karbala, Iraq, takes place every year in the month of Safar in the lunar calendar. More than 20 million people of almost 60 nationalities participate in this congregation.

  • Tarad Hamadeh 2021-09-26 21:55

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    No weapon in the world can remove love of Imam Hussein: ex-Lebanese minister

    TEHRAN – pointing to the importance of the Arbaeen march, the former Lebanese labor minister says that no force in the world can remove the love of Imam Hussein.

  • Arbaeen 2021/09/26

    By Zainab Kirsteen James

    Arbaeen- a pilgrimage to the heart of Islam and shared humanity

    It would be wrong to say that there is a total media blackout regarding Arbaeen in the Western media, but what we can observe is that there is a relative dearth of reporting on what is considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, peaceful gathering of people from all over the world. The Western news channels that do write on this topic resolutely describe this pilgrimage as one for Shia Muslims.

  • Ashura; the battle that lasts forever 2021-09-25 19:26

    By Zahra Salimi

    The sprit of the battle against evil

    TEHRAN – An Indonesian film director says that everyone should pay attention to the message of Ashura.

  • America cannot confront Husseini ideology: political activist 2021-09-25 19:09

    By Mohammad M. Farahani

    America cannot confront Husseini ideology: political activist

    TEHRAN - A Lebanese political activist says that America and its allies cannot confront Husseini ideology of resistance movement.

  • Time to ‘fully develop’ tourism economy in Ilam province, Iranian president says 2021-09-25 18:53

    Time to ‘fully develop’ tourism economy in Ilam province, Iranian president says

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has urged his administration to make extra efforts to fully develop the tourism-related economy in Ilam province.

  • Arbaeen pilgrimage 2021-09-25 18:52

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Arbaeen, a manifestation of eternal bonds

    TEHRAN – In the days leading up to this year’s Day of Arbaeen, Iranian and Iraqi officials made many preparations for holding the ritual in the best way possible, suggesting that this Day can be an example of how the two countries are able to boost bilateral relations using their deeply rooted cultural bonds.

  • Iran and Iraq agree to ease visa restrictions 2021-09-13 18:36

    Iran and Iraq agree to ease visa restrictions

    TEHRAN - Iran and Iraq have agreed to ease tough visa restrictions, Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi announced on Sunday, as a step forward in broadening bilateral relations.

  • Mohammad Mehdi Shariatmadar 2021-09-10 18:26

    Intl. webinars on “Modern Islamic Civilization” to be held

    TEHRAN- The head of the International Section of Secretariat of “Modern Islamic Civilization” said that webinars on the subject of “Modern Islamic Civilization” will be held in various Asian and European countries in the very near future with the participation of Muslim and non-Muslim university professors.

  • Iraq to double Iranians’ visa quota for Arbaeen ritual 2021-09-10 17:59

    Iraq to double Iranians’ visa quota for Arbaeen ritual

    TEHRAN – Iraq has doubled its previously declared visa quota for the Iranian nationals willing to attend the Arbaeen pilgrimage.

  • What do we know about "pre-recitation" in month of Safar? 2021-09-10 13:27

    What do we know about "pre-recitation" in month of Safar?

    TEHRAN- The art of "pre-recitation" is one of the vocal and musical genres related to the days of mourning ceremonies of Third Infallible Imam of Household of Holy Prophet, Imam Hussein (AS), and Month of Safar, which unfortunately has become an obsolete art in recent years.

  • Catherine Shakdam 2020/10/09

    By Catherine Shakdam

    Arbaeen: To become more than the objects of tyrants’ desire

    I did in fact partake in the Arbaeen Pilgrimage several years ago and I can still recall the impact it had on me - both spiritually and intellectually. It is not often that one is confronted with History in such a vivid and powerful way. I wonder still how so very few people outside the immediate Shia community have come to appreciate the powerful message that lies between Najaf and Karbala.

  • Arbaeen 2020-10-06 22:52

    Toward Hussein (AS)

    TEHRAN – Despite the travel restrictions imposed following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Iran and Iraq, the Iranian people made preparations to commemorate the Day of Arbaeen alongside their Iraqi coreligionists through online campaigns, a move that highlighted the deep impacts past years’ Arbaeen had on the people across the border.

  • A poster for the play “The Sun Rises from Aleppo”. 2020-09-27 18:35

    Iranian director Kurosh Zarei restages play on Imam Hussein (AS) in Aleppo

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Kurosh Zarei restaged “The Sun Rises from Aleppo”, a play about Imam Hussein in the aftermath of the Ashura uprising, on Saturday evening in Aleppo, the second-largest city in Syria after the capital Damascus.

  • 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.