Muharram

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  • Despite media bias, Western people have right to authentic information on Arbaeen Yesterday 20:53

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Despite media bias, Western people have right to authentic information on Arbaeen

    Mass media outlets, including news agencies, radio, television, the Internet and mobile platforms, have undoubtedly become the primary source of information for the majority of, if not all, individuals in modern societies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Painting by Mohammad Ghaffari, better known as Kamal-ol-Molk (1848-1940), shows a view of Tekyeh Dowlat (“State Theater”) in downtown Tehran. 2019-09-29 20:08

    Tehran museum to host meeting on Muharram rituals

    TEHRAN - The Glass and Ceramic Museum of Tehran will this evening host a meeting to discuss Muharram rituals which were held during Qajar era (1789–1925) at Tekyeh Dowlat, a royal theater in downtown Tehran.

  • International travelers pose for a photo while visiting the holy shrine of Hazrat Masumeh (SA), the sister of Imam Reza (AS), in Qom, central Iran. Women are clad in chadors, shapeless gowns that cover their entire bodies, to respect a dress code required for female pilgrims. 2019-09-22 19:01

    Iran and its enormous potential for religious tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran is growing into a major destination for religious tourism despite U.S. sanctions on its economy, some experts say. 

  • Muharram mourning 2019-09-14 09:18

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Muharram mourning in a strange country

    TEHRAN - A few years back, I went to Germany to study for a doctorate and settled in a university campus located in a small town hundred kilometers North of Frankfurt in the woods. After a short while, I got to know the university and its surroundings. In a cold evening, it was about four o'clock after returning from the library. I was browsing my Persian calendar, and I suddenly realized that it was the fifth or sixth of Muharram and I was struck by a strange tragedy or grief.  I knew that there was not definitely a mosque for Shiites in this small town. Of course, later on, I discovered that a leased mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyya sect of Pakistan was located behind my faculty, the Middle East Studies Center.

  • Muharram rituals capture attention of foreigners 2019-09-13 18:54

    Muharram rituals capture attention of foreigners

    TEHRAN – Iran turns to a major tourism hub during the mourning month of Muharram. Every year thousands of foreigners flock to the country to see with their naked eyes and record with cameras the Iranian fervor during Muharram that reaches its climax on its 10th day, also known as Ashura.

  • A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram 2019-09-07 19:40

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram

    TEHRAN – A unique time for visiting Iran is during the first ten days of the lunar month of Muharram, which falls from Sept. 1 to 10 this year. That’s because Iranians, who are mostly Shia Muslims, hold special ceremonies during this time. For Shia Muslims, Muharram is a turning point in the history of Islam.

  • 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.    

  • “The Fateful Day” 2019-09-03 18:37

    Restored versions of “Fateful Day”, “Flying in the Night” hit screens

    TEHRAN – The restored versions of “Flying in the Night” by Rasul Mollaqolipur and “The Fateful Day” by Shahram Asadi have been screened in Tehran, Mashhad and Shiraz, the Farabi Cinema Foundation has announced.

  • tazieh performances 2019-08-28 18:33

    Tehran City Theater to host tazieh performances during Muharram

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s City Theater Complex will be hosting groups of thespians who will stage performances of tazieh for ten nights during Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar that will begin on September 1. 

  • More foreign tourists spectate religious rituals while in Yazd 2019-08-24 20:10

    More foreign tourists spectate religious rituals while in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Over the past couple of years, religious rituals have attracted more foreign travelers as spectators to Iran’s Yazd province, CHTN reported on Saturday.

  • Iran, Iraq seeking UN recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage 2019-02-11 22:21

    Iran, Iraq seeking UN recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage

    TEHRAN - Iranian tourism and cultural heritage authorities in collaboration with their Iraqi counterparts are implementing a plan to promote the recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, CHTN reported.

  • 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.

  •  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.

  • 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).

  • 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

  • Muharram, rejoining families, promoting intimacy 2018-09-18 10:16

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Muharram, rejoining families, promoting intimacy

    Once I grew old enough to figure out the main reasons behind the mourning rituals of Muharram I became genuinely fond of it, as it is not just a month grieve, but a time to heighten the strong sense of intimacy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A view of Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a sacred Shia shrine in Kermanshah, western Iran 2018-08-17 12:05

     Mo’aven al-Molk, a ‘must-see’ for travelers to Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – Many visitors to the Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a sacred Shia shrine in Kermanshah, have highly recommended it as a ‘must-see’ destination for other travelers to western Iran.

  • 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. 

  • Foreign tourists spectate Muharram rituals in Iran 2017-10-05 15:02

    Foreign tourists spectate Muharram rituals in Iran

    TEHRAN – Clusters of foreign travelers witnessed rituals of Tasua and Ashura – the ninth and tenth days of the mourning month of Muharram - which were vividly observed by millions of people on Saturday and Sunday in various cities across Iran.

  • Clean-up campaigns underway during Muharram in Iran 2017-10-04 08:11

    Clean-up campaigns underway during Muharram in Iran

    TEHRAN — Several campaigns aiming to clean up streets from trashes got underway during the first 10 days of the mourning month of Muharram, starting September 22, across Iran.

  • Ayatollah Khamenei attends a Muharram mourning ceremony on the night of Ashura 2017-10-01 17:25

    Ayatollah Khamenei attends Muharram mourning ceremony

    The night of Ashura mourning ceremony was held on Sept. 30 at the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyeh with Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in attendance. Photo: khamenei.ir

  • 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.