Karbala

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  • Exhibitions of handicrafts, souvenirs set up for Arbaeen pilgrims Yesterday 20:21

    Exhibitions of handicrafts, souvenirs set up for Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN – Several sales exhibitions, featuring local handicrafts and souvenirs, have been set up across Ilam province, where thousands of Arbaeen pilgrims are on their way to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq.

  • IKIA transports 49,000 Arbaeen pilgrims in 4 days 2019-10-14 17:58

    IKIA transports 49,000 Arbaeen pilgrims in 4 days

    TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini International Airport has transported some 49,000 passengers from Tehran to Iraqi cities of Najaf and Baghdad to participate in the Arbaeen pilgrimage in a span of four days.

  • 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.

  • Iranian pilgrims go on a long trek towards Karbala, where Imam Hussein (AS) is laid to rest, to pay tribute to the third Shia Imam who was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). 2019-10-07 18:33

    Iran temporarily lifts visa requirement for Iraqi nationals

    TEHRAN – Iran’s embassy in Baghdad has announced that Iraqi nationals can visit Iran without a visa from October 24 to December 27, 2019.

  • Arbaeen pilgrims, Karbala (file photo) 2019-10-06 15:52

    Arbaeen preparation: towards global justice

    In the name of Allah who states “Shall We treat those who believe and work deeds of righteousness the same as those who do mischief on earth? Shall we treat those who guard against evil, the same as those who turn aside from the right?" Q38:28  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fire incident at Kalleh Company in Iraq was ‘intentional’: CEO 2019-06-01 19:56

    Fire incident at Kalleh Company in Iraq was ‘intentional’: CEO

    TEHRAN – Gholam-Ali Soleimani, the CEO of Kalleh Dairy, has described as intentional the fire incident at the company’s branch in Iraq’s Karbala which occurred on Tuesday.

  • دیدار تیم های فوتبال ذوب آهن اصفهان و الزورا عراق 2019-05-08 03:25

    Iran’s Zob Ahan qualify for AFC Champions League Round of 16

    TEHRAN – Zob Ahan football team of Iran earned a place at the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 with a 2-2 draw against Al Zawraa of Iraq at Karbala International Stadium on Tuesday.

  • Tehran: March of Arbaeen  2018-10-31 09:51

    Tehran: March of Arbaeen 

    Thousands of people who did not have the privilege to travel to Karbala to visit the oly shrine of Imam Hossein to mark the Arbaeen ritual, in a symbolic move took the streets of the capital city of Tehran and marched toward Shahr-e Ray in south-west Tehran.

  • 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.

  • 1.8 million Iranian pilgrims taking trek to Karbala 2018-10-26 23:12

    1.8 million Iranian pilgrims taking trek to Karbala

    TEHRAN — Some 1.8 million pilgrims from Iran have received visas to participate in the Arbaeen trek, an official with Interior Ministry has said.

  • 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.

  • Half a million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims 2018-10-17 20:51

    Half a million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN – Over 500,000 visas have so far been issued for Iranian pilgrims who are to make their ways to the holy Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala.

  • 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.

  • Ashura 2018/09/23

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why Zainab’s (SA) mandate is heavier than Hussain’s (AS)

    TEHRAN - Ashura was marked across the world with tremendous religious fervor this weekend. Massive processions were taken out in different countries to pay glowing tribute to the martyrs of Karbala. Mourners wore black dresses, recited soul-stirring elegies and reaffirmed their pledge to uphold the sacrosanct principles exemplified by the grandson of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) on the desert plains of Karbala more than 1400 years ago.

  • 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

  • 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”.

  • Millions of Iranians mark Ashura Day 2018-09-21 12:38

    Millions of Iranians mark Ashura Day

    Millions of Iranians marked the tenth day of Muharram, also known as Ashura, nationwide. The photos depict Tehraners in Imam Hossein square, eastern Tehran, attending a symbolic ceremony of burning tents on Thursday as a reenactment of the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD.Tehran Times / Mohammadreza Abbasi

  • Muhrram 2018/09/17

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Karbala to Kashmir: Brief history of ‘Azadari’

    TEHRAN - It’s that time of year again when the campaigners of truth and justice, cutting across ethno-sectarian and ideological lines, rally to pay homage to the ‘master of the martyrs’, a 7th century revolutionary historical figure who redefined the ideas of resistance and resilience on the desert plains of Karbala (Iraq) 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.

  • A poster of Mashhad-to-Karbala car rally 2018-02-17 19:49

    Iran automobile club to hold rally from Mashhad to Karbala

    TEHRAN – On February 23, the Touring and Automobile Club of Iran will kick-start a family car rally, which its detailed itinerary spans some 2,000 kilometers from Mashhad, northeast Iran, to Karbala, central Iraq.

  • 1st Iranian Industries Exhibition 2017-12-16 10:03

    Iraq’s Karbala to host Iran’s 1st exclusive expo in late Dec.

    TEHRAN- The 1st Iranian Industries Exhibition is to be held in Iraq-Holy Karbala from December 25 to 28, IRNA reported.

  • 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.

  •  Karbala 2017-11-10 10:57

    By Syed Hasan Akhtar, M. D. 

    The Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

    Imam Husain’s Philosophy: Professor Syed Jafar Raza Bilgirami beautifully describes Imam Husain’s philosophy. He states that at Karbala, Imam Husain came to rebuild a system of life. He gave a practical embodiment to the rational concept of justice.

  • Iran's Red Crescent Society is transferring some150 tons of drugs to Iraq for Arba'een pilgrimage 2017-10-25 17:45

    Iran to provide Arba’een pilgrims with services

    TEHRAN — Iran preparing to provide Arba’een pilgrims with various relief and medical services during the Arba’een walk 2017, director of the Relief and Rescue Organization has said.