Karbala

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alireza Jahanbakhsh 2016-11-28 15:49

    Alireza Jahanbakhsh expresses sympathy with Iranian victims

    Iranian international winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh did not celebrated his goal after scoring for his club AZ Alkmaar in the 5-1 win over Heracles on Sunday.

  • alavi 2016-11-26 20:47

    ‘Daesh takes brutal acts out of frustration’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Saturday that Daesh takes “brutal” acts out of frustration.

  •  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.

  • جهانگیری در نجف 2016-11-20 11:44

    Iran’s vice president joins Arbaeen march in Iraq

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri arrived in Najaf, Iraq, on Sunday to participate in what has been hailed as the Arbaeen march among the Iranians.

  • 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.

  • qassemi 2016-11-14 21:20

    Iran strongly condemns terror attack near Karbala

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned on Monday a terrorist blast near the holy city of Karbala which left at least six people killed.

  • ambulance 2016-11-12 18:48

    Iran to offer healthcare services to Arba’een pilgrims

    TEHRAN — Pilgrims who are travelling to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to take part in Arba’een rituals are offered with healthcare services provided with Iran’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), IRNA news agency reported.

  • Bus accident 2016-11-09 17:46

    28 dead as bus carrying Iranian pilgrims falls into valley

    Twenty-eight people were killed and 19 injured late on Tuesday when a bus heading from the city of Yazd to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala fell into a valley.

  • سعید اوحدی 2016-11-06 10:09

    6,000 Iranian convoys set off to Karbala

    TEHRAN – The Arbaeen pilgrimage march has started in Iran with 6,000 convoys heading toward Karbala, the head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization told ISNA on Saturday.

  • 02br2 arbaeen.jpg 2016-10-29 09:06

    Half million Iranians enroll for Arbaeen pilgrimage 

    TEHRAN – So far over half a million Iranians have enrolled to visit Karbala, Iraq, to commemorate Arbaeen.