Muharram

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  • Sineh-Zani 2020-10-17 16:43

    Chest-beating ritual in Hamedan added to National Heritage list

    TEHRAN – Sineh-Zani (chest-beating) ritual, which is held during the mourning month of Muharram in the city of Mohajeran, Hamedan province, has recently been inscribed on the National Heritage list.

  • Museum dedicated to Tazieh being set up in Ardebil 2020-10-05 23:59

    Museum dedicated to Tazieh being set up in Ardebil

    TEHRAN – A museum dedicated to Tazieh -- Iranian passion play on religious events especially on the day of Ashura – is being prepared to be launched in the city of Ardebil, northwest Iran.

  • Photo exhibit puts spotlight on Muharram rituals in Qajar-era Iran 2020-09-23 21:00

    Photo exhibit puts spotlight on Muharram rituals in Qajar-era Iran

    TEHRAN – A public exhibition, featuring photographs and postcards printed during the Qajar era (1789–1925) in Iran, opened its doors to the public in downtown Tehran on Wednesday.

  • Ashura 2020-09-04 18:13

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    The reality of Ashura versus the reality show of America

    “Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala.” —Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS)1

  • 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.

  • Police fire pellet guns on Kashmir Muharram procession 2020-08-31 11:40

    Police fire pellet guns on Kashmir Muharram procession

    At least 40 Shia mourners in the Indian-controlled Kashmir were injured on Saturday when government forces used batons, burst tear smoke shells and fired pellets to break up mourning processions on the ninth day of Islamic month of Muharram.

  • Blood donation campaign launched nationwide during Muharram  2020-08-30 18:37

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Blood donation campaign launched nationwide during Muharram 

    TEHRAN – A national blood donation campaign has been launched during the month of Muharram for forty days since Tasua (the ninth day of the month), Bashir Haji Beigi, spokesman for the Blood Transfusion Organization has announced.

  • 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

    (Part 8/8) 

    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.

  • Markus Fiedler 2020-08-26 17:49

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    German expert describes US, Israel as today's oppressors

    TEHRAN – Referring to Imam Hussein's uprising against the oppressor ruler of his time, Dr. Markus Fiedler described the US and Zionist regime as two oppressors of today's world.

  • Tehran shrine delivers food products to the needy 2020-08-26 12:38

    Photo: Mohammadreza Abbasi

    Tehran shrine delivers food products to the needy

    Photos depict food products being ready to be handed out to the mourners and the needy people during the lunar month of Muharram amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the courtyard of Imamzadeh Saleh shrine in northern Tehran, August 25, 2020. 

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Playing senj, damam and chest thumbing 2020-08-25 22:00

    (Part 7/8)  

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Playing senj, damam and chest thumbing

    In Bushehr, southwest Iran, people commemorate Muharram most notably through playing senj, and damam that are percussion instruments. 

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Gelmali 2020-08-25 14:19

    (Part 4/8) 

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Gelmali

    Another ritual that is on Iran’s national heritage list is Gelmali. The ritual is held every year in Lorestan province on the day of Ashura.

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Tazieh 2020-08-24 21:00

    (Part 6/8) 

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Tazieh

    Tazieh, Iranian passion play on religious events especially on the day of Ashura, is another ritual which is held in Isfahan province during Muharram mourning and is registered on Iran’s national heritage list. Tazieh is held in several cities in Iran. However, in Isfahan province, it is one of the traditions of Muharram.

  • ‘The vow of health’ highlights Iranian-Islamic values 2020-08-24 20:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘The vow of health’ highlights Iranian-Islamic values

    TEHRAN – The vow of health in the age of coronavirus is a rational, innovative, and cultural activity that highlights the Iranian-Islamic values toward improving the health and well-being of vulnerable groups in the society amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Muharram rituals being held under health protocols 2020-08-24 12:30

    Muharram rituals being held under health protocols

    People across the country hold mourning rituals during the month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions. The rituals are held observing healthcare protocols and social distancing rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Muharram rituals: flagpole-carrying in Shahroud 2020-08-23 21:58

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq            

    Muharram rituals: flagpole-carrying in Shahroud

    In Muharram culture, Shia Muslims perform the ritual of carrying flagpoles to commemorate the memory of Holiness Abol-Fazl Al-Abbas (PBUH), the faithful flag bearer of the Karbala plain.

  • Hamedaniha Hussainiya 2020-08-22 21:01

    Hamedaniha Hussainiya: wearing costumes of Saqqas

    TEHRAN - From the first day of the lunar month of Muharram, Hamedaniha Hussainiya holds mourning ceremonies for twenty days.

  • Eulogist observes symbolic social distancing in Muharram mourning 2020-08-22 20:36

    Eulogist observes symbolic social distancing in Muharram mourning

    TEHRAN - Iranian eulogist Mahmoud Karimi, known for his enthusiastic eulogies for Shia Imams (AS) and their households, conducted a mourning ceremony in a working-class neighborhood in downtown Tehran on August 20, 2020.

  • Biden 2020-08-22 00:01

    Joe Biden hails Muharram amid doubts over his sincerity

    TEHRAN - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden implicitly praised the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS) in what appears to be a bid to win the hearts of Muslim voters despite the fact that he, during his tenure as Barak Obama’s vice president, imposed sweeping economic sanctions on a country that is widely known for its love of the Imam.

  • Muharram 2020-08-22 00:00

    Nation of Imam Hussein (AS) stand united to confront U.S. oppression

    TEHRAN - As the U.S. requested a return of all UN sanctions on Iran, the Iranian people made preparations for commemorating the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who was martyred in the Battle of Karbala on October 10, 680 (Muharram 10, 61 AH).

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Bil Zani 2020-08-21 20:30

    (Part 3/8) 

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Bil Zani

    One of the other Muharram rituals in South Khorasan province is Bil Zani. This is one of the ancient traditions that are on Iran’s national heritage list. Birjand and Khusf cities are the main centers for the ritual.

  • Tasht Gozari 2020-08-21 15:54

    Tasht Gozari ritual held observing health protocols

    TEHRAN – The annual Muharram ritual of Tasht Gozari was held at the UNESCO-registered Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in the northwestern province of Ardebil on Wednesday, observing health protocols and social distancing rules.

  • Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran 2020-08-19 18:54

    (Part 2/8); Tasht Gozari in Ardabil

    Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran

    One of the most famous rituals in Ardabil is Tasht Gozari during the mourning season of Muharram. People of Ardabil, who are Azeri, love Imam Hussein (AS) and his young brother Hazrat Abulfazl Abbas (AS). Before Muharram, people in Ardabil begin Tasht Gozari ritual, which is dated back to several years ago. People in other cities near Ardabil also hold Tasht Gozari ritual.

  • Tazieh 2020-08-19 18:47

    Tazieh performances to go on stage at Rudaki Open-Air Theater 

    TEHRAN – The Rudaki Open-Air Theater will be hosting tazieh performances during the first ten nights of the lunar month of Muharram amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • tazieh 2020-08-19 17:56

    Rey to host online meeting on tazieh

    TEHRAN- The ancient city of Rey will be hosting a virtual meeting on tazieh, Iranian passion play, on the occasion of the lunar month of Muharram (starting Friday) in which Shia Muslims commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).

  • Nakhl Gardani, Yazd 2020-08-18 19:30

    (Part 1/8)

    Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran

    TEHRAN - Every year, people in different parts of Iran hold rituals to commemorate Muharram mourning season gloriously in public. The commemoration of the battle of Karbala on the day of Ashura (10th day of Muharram) and the epic passion and courage of Imam Hussein (AS) and his 72 loyal companions who were all martyred (in 680 CE) is annually honored by Iranians.

  • tazieh 2020-08-18 18:54

    Tehran cultural, religious centers to host tazieh performances 

    TEHRAN – The director of the Khatam Cultural Center has announced that several cultural and religious centers across Tehran will be hosting tazieh performances for ten nights during Muharram.

  • tazieh 2020-08-17 18:57

    Art Bureau records 10 tazieh performances for IRIB broadcast during Muharram

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Art Bureau has recorded ten tazieh performances to be broadcast from the TV channels of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting during the first days of the lunar month of Muharram, which is observed every year with rituals for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions.