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Day of Ashura in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran in Iran

The Grand Bazaar is a great historical market in the capital city of Iran.  This market has several corridors with more than 10 kilometers in length.

On the day of Tasua and Ashura, the  The Grand Bazzar are closed and shopkeepers and other people attend in the mourning ceremony held inside the market’s corridors for the martyrdom anniversary of the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH).


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Ashura in Iran

Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calender. The following photos show Iranian people commemorating this day in an area in Tehran, Iran.


Ashura in Iran


Ashura in Iran

Ashura in mountain

Some Shia Muslims held a procession in mountain in Iran, to mark the day of Ashura 2014.


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Ashura 2014 in Iran

Today is Ashura, the day when the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam hussain and 72 of his loyal companions were violently martyred in Karbala and all of  his family were taken as prisoners only because they did not want to say yes to Yazid ibn Mu’awiyah.

Yazid had forced Imam Hussein to pledge allegiance to his tyrannical government otherwise he killed Imam hussein (PBUH) .

There was no way for Imam Hussein (PBUH) but Imam Hussein preferred to be killed instead of accepting tyranny and injustice as he said it openly in front of Yazid’s Army: “death with honor and nobility is better than life with baseness and contempt.“[1]

Along with the grandson of the prophet Muhammad, 72 of his companions also decided to stand with him up to end. They all scarified their lives to save Islam from utter distortion and destruction .

Every year millions of Muslims hold mourning ceremonies to mark Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and here are some photos of this year on Ashura:


Ashura 2014 in Iran

The symbolic event of burning tents in one of the  mourning ceremonies held today in the capital city of Iran to mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH) .


Ashura 2014 in Iran


Ashura 2014 and the day of fight against global arrogance.

Text shown in the above image:  “Down with Yazid of  time”

As November 4, also known as “Student Day” in Iran, marks the day of fight against global arrogance, Iranians have held massive rallies across the country to mark this day along with Ashura.


Ashura 2014 and the day of fight against global arrogance


Ashura 2014 and the day of fight against global arrogance in Qom, Iran


Ashura 2014 in Qom, Iran

The mourning ceremony held in the Holy shrine of Hadhrat-e Masumeh, Imam reza’s sister, in Qom, Iran.


Ashura 2014 in Qom, Iran

Mourning people took part in the noon prayer in congregation held in the Holy shrine of Hadhrat-e Masumeh in Qom, Iran.

[1]-” الموت اولی من رکوب العار “