Shia

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  • Interior of Shah Cheragh mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran 2021-09-29 17:54

    Majestic Shah Cheragh where mirrors and glass shards cover every inch

    TEHRAN – The dazzling shrine of Shah Cheragh is a major tourist destination and pilgrimage site in the ancient city of Shiraz, southern Iran.

  • Fars province prepares to develop religious tourism 2021-09-15 18:32

    Fars province prepares to develop religious tourism

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Fars seeks to develop religious tourism across the southern Iranian province.

  • Ali Fahem 2021-08-07 22:16

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Jordan’s role is to protect the Zionist regime: Iraqi analyst

    TEHRAN - An Iraqi analyst says that the Jordanian kingdom is entrusted by the U.S. with securing the Zionist regime. 

  • Omid Safi 2021-03-07 21:56

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Persian tradition played central role in Islamic mysticism: Duke professor

    TEHRAN -  A professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University says that the Persian tradition played a pivotal role in development of mysticism (Erfan) in the Muslim world. 

  • Jalaluddin Rahmat 2021/02/19

    By Afifah Ahmed

    Jalaluddin Rahmat founded modern Sufism

    On Monday afternoon, I received a short message from a friend of mine containing sad news that Jalaluddin Rahmat had passed away.

  • Mustafa Akhwand 2021-01-02 18:03

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    West turns blind eye on human rights violation when it contradicts Saudi interest: activist 

    TEHRAN – The executive director at Shia Rights Watch says that Western countries neglect violation of human rights in West Asia when it is against their allies such as Saudi Arabia.

  • Pakistani Shia 2020-11-17 14:29

    By Huda Z

    Systematic targeting of Pakistani Shias start in UAE days after the Israel-UAE deal

    "We just feel like Muharram is still continuing in our household; it's that upsetting. It's that frustrating," says Faizah*, a recent electrical engineering graduate from Habib University, Karachi.

  • 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.

  • Coronavirus cancels Qalishuyan religious ritual 2020-10-03 21:25

    Coronavirus cancels Qalishuyan religious ritual

    TEHRAN - Qalishuyan, a religious ritual which was held annually in the central city of Kashan, has been called off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today 2020-09-09 01:00

    Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today

    TEHRAN – A 5-star train will resume service between Rasht and Mashhad on Wednesday evening. The train is scheduled to leave Rasht at 19:00 local time towards the holy city of Mashhad, which embraces the shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS).

  • 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.

  • 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: Oblation of lamb 2020-08-23 21:53

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    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Oblation of lambs

    One of the other rituals during Muharram is oblation of lambs at Great Hussainiya of Zanjan, which is a famed ritual countrywide when it comes to Muharram mourning ceremonies in Iran. 

  • 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.

  • Sheikh Fazlollah Noori Mosque in Tehran being restored, reinforced 2020-08-19 18:53

    Sheikh Fazlollah Noori Mosque in Tehran being restored, reinforced

    TEHRAN – A team of cultural heritage experts, architects and restorers have commenced a project on Sheikh Fazlollah Noori Mosque in a bid to bring the centuries-old monument, which is located in downtown Tehran, back to its former glory.

  • Shafei Jameh Mosque 2020-06-27 18:30

    Shafei Jameh Mosque: a place of worship notable for atmospheric interior design

    TEHRAN – Photos show the lavishly-decorated prayer hall of Shafei Jameh Mosque, which stands tall in the ancient city of Kermanshah in western Iran.

  • coronavirus Iran 2020-03-17 21:27

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Iranians to Western nations: We will never do what you did to us in hard days!

    This is my last article for the Tehran Times before the new Persian year arrives. As always, I deeply trust the almighty God’s grace and the pleasing morning of reappearance of Imam Mahdi (MGHHR) to save human being.

  • Iraq's Sunnis ready for battle with the Great Satan 2020-02-19 20:45

    By Damir Nazarov

    Iraq's Sunnis ready for battle with the Great Satan

    WEST SIBERIA/ TYUMEN - In an interview with channel Alahad tv, the leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq Sheikh Khazali stated that people in three Sunni provinces (Ninevia, Anbar and Salah ad Din) expressed a wish to join resistance operations against American troops.

  • A woman prays during her visit to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad. 2019-12-14 18:32

    Azerbaijani airline to launch Mashhad-Baku flights

    TEHRAN – An Azerbaijani airline is slated to launch flights from the capital city of Baku to the Iranian city of Mashhad on Monday.

  • Despite media bias, Western people have right to authentic information on Arbaeen 2019-10-19 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.

  • Burning oil fields (artist’s rendering / Shutterstock) 2019-09-28 13:10

    How the Saudi Oil Field Attack Overturned America’s Apple Cart

    For all their overwhelming firepower, the U.S. and its allies can cause a lot of misery in the Middle East, but still can’t govern the course of events.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Leader condoles demise of prominent Shia cleric 2019-07-09 19:32

    Leader condoles demise of prominent Shia cleric

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has voiced his condolences over the demise of prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussaini Shahroudi.

  • Saudi crackdown of Shias 2019-04-25 00:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Saudi bloodletting of Shias - Where is the outrage?

    TEHRAN - The custodians of Islam’s holiest places have turned the country into a slaughterhouse, spilling blood of innocents in utter contempt to the teachings of the man who many centuries ago had campaigned against ignorance, misrule and anarchy in the same land.

  • Coexistence between Sunnis and Shias must be a primary goal 2019-02-17 12:06

    By Martin Love

    Coexistence between Sunnis and Shias must be a primary goal

    NORTH CAROLINA - It may seem improbable but the very key to whether the world enjoys real (and somewhat relative, if not absolute) "peace" going forward, as well as the fate of the U.S. as any kind of somewhat respected but former imperial (and absurdly imperious) power, depends on two things: the end of U.S. disrespect for international laws, most evident in the “regime change” wars, and on the fate of the Palestinians and whether they are given civil rights and released from bondage in their own country.

  • Zakaria Al-Jaber 2019-02-11 23:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Savage murder of 6-year-old Saudi boy 'act of sectarianism'

    TEHRAN - The savage murder of a six year old boy in Saudi Arabia has shaken the collective conscience of humanity. It has also unraveled the scale and magnitude of sectarian indoctrination in the Kingdom.

  • Syed Ali Raza Abidi 2018/12/27

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Extermination’ of Shias continues in Pakistan

    TEHRAN - A prominent political leader and former member of Pakistan’s national assembly was gunned down by ‘unknown assailants’ in the port city of Karachi late on Tuesday. Syed Ali Raza Abidi, a former leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), was not your average, reticent, self-effacing politician. He was someone who voiced strong, unpopular political opinions, without fear or favor.

  • Hazrat Fatima (A.S) 2018-12-19 11:30

    By Sadiq Aliyu Musa

    Hazrat Fatima (A.S), the most oppressed Lady in the world

    TEHRAN - Both Shia and Sunni sources agree that, on a number of occasions, Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) had said, "Fatimah is part of me. Whoever makes her angry, makes me angry." This has been recorded in both Sahih Bukhari (Arabic-English, Volume 5, Traditions 61 and 111) and Sahih Muslim (in the section on the virtues of Hazrat Fatimah, Volume 4, pages 1904-1905), two of the most important Hadith books to Sunnis. It is also recorded in Sahih Bukhari Chapter of "The battle of Khaibar", Arabic-English, v5, tradition #546, pp 381–383, also v4, Tradition #325) that Hazrat Fatimah was angry with Abu Bakr and did not speak to him before she died.

  • Historical arcades, passageways to be restored in Qom 2018-12-08 22:29

    Historical arcades, passageways to be restored in Qom

    TEHRAN – A number of historical arcades and passageways will be restored across Iran’s central Qom province, CHTN reported.