Tag Archive | محرم

Ashura 2017 is coming + Muharram programs in English

Today is the first day of  Muharram and Ashura is coming in 9 days later.

Every places such as the streets, Mosques and the holy shrine of Imam Hussain, Imam Reza, lady Fatima and Jamkaran holy mosque in Iran have been covered with black for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain.

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Ashura 2017 -The first night of Muharram 2017 in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala, Iraq.

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Ashura – The first night of Muharram 2017 in Karbala: Exchanging the flag of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain

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Ashura and Muharram 2017 in Iran – Jamkaran Mosque covered in black for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom annivesary – Photo was taken on Thursday Sep 21, 2017

Shia muslim people were also dressed in black, commemorate all the first ten days of Muharram to follow the way Imam Reza, the 8th Shia Imam, was mourning for Imam Hussain. Read More…

Muharram 2016 mourning ceremonies photos

Each year during the first ten days of Muharram, Muslim people worldwide dressed in black, gathering in mourning ceremonies for the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain. In Iran, the ceremonies are held in mosques, the holy shrines and even in the universities in which students can participate easily. Listening to the speech, mourning for the Imam Hussain, praying for the reappearance of Imam Mahdi are the main parts of a usual mourning ceremony. Nazri food are also usually distributed among mourners at the end of a ceremony.

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 Muharram 2016: listening to the speech in a mosque at a university of Tehran, Iran

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Women participating in the mourning ceremonies Read More…

Tasua 2014

Today was Tasua, the 9th of Muharram and Ashura is coming on tomorrow.

As Tasua and Ashura in Iran are vacations, people can freely take part in the commemorating processions held in mosques, the holy shrines or in the streets to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s grandson, Imam Hussein (PBUH), and his companions.

Some people also hold mourning ceremonies at their homes and invite their neighbors and friends.

Here are some photos were taken today in Kish island and Ardabil in Iran:

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Tasua 2014 in Kish, Iran

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Tasua 2014 in Kish, Iran

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Tasua 2014 in Kish, Iran

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Tasua 2014 in Kish, Iran

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Tasua 2014 in Kish, Iran

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Tasua 2014 in Ardabil, Iran.

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Tasua 2014 in Ardabil, Iran.

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Tasua 2014 in Ardabil, Iran.