Nowruz is an annual festival marking the Iranian new year. Nowruz is the great holiday celebrated in Iran dating back to at least 3,000 years ago, even before Islam.
“If you can , make all the days as Nowruz; It means give a gift to each other and devote to relatives for the sake of Allah.”
-Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
(Da’a’im al-Islam, V.2, P.326)
قال النبی صلی الله علیه و آله: فَنَیرِزُوا إن قَدَرتُم کُلَّ یَومٍ یَعنی تَهادَوا و تَواصَلُوا فِی اللّهِ؛
پیامبر اکرم صلی الله علیه و آله فرمودند: اگر مى توانید هر روز را نوروز کنید؛ یعنى در راه خدا به یکدیگر هدیه بدهید و با یکدیگر پیوند داشته باشید. (دعائم الإسلام: ج۲، ص۳۲۶)
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Happy birthday of Imam Hussain
Happy birthday of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam; The one who God placed the cure in his grave’s soil; the one who prophet Muhammad said about him: “I am from Hussain and Hussain is from me and God loves who loves Hussain”.
Imam Hussain is the one who is always in our hearts. We never forget how the enemies of Islam killed him in the battle of Karbala and we always see how the descendants of those enemies are still trying to kill Imam Hussain’s name and distort his true way but we are also awaiting for the revenge in companion with Imam Mahdi, the man from the descendant of Imam Hussain, the man who will introduce himself by Imam Hussain when he returns and that is also the time which the prophet Jesus will also come back to help him.
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Seeking liberty and justice like Imam Hussain
These days, Iranian people are celebrating the 42th anniversary of the victory of Islamic revolution of Iran. They rose up against cruelty and injustice for at least 15 years with the God’s helps and through the leadership of a supreme leader, Imam Khomeini, the man who said this famous quote: “Imam Hussain (PBUH) taught us all how to stand up cruelty and the government of tyranny. “
Now Iranian people are still fighting against the arrogant powers who try to recolonize Iran and remake it a dependent country with no powers and of course with the right of capitulation for themselves like before the revolution!!! But these people still have the God’s helps and the leadership of Ayatullah Khamenei . Some other countries are also awakening seeking justice even the people of US. May God helps our brothers and sisters in everywhere.
It’s interesting that Imam Hussain (PBUH) is also a role model for seeking liberty and justice in Imam Khamenei’s view :
I made this image from a Imam khamenei’s speech which you can read it completely at here
“Today, Imam Hussain (a.s.) is known to the world more than he was 5 centuries, 10 centuries ago. Today the situation is as such that when impartial intellectuals learn about the history of Islam, and the story of Imam Hussain (a.s.), they feel humble. Even for those who do not know anything about Islam, yet they recognize the notions of freedom, justice, dignity, elevation, and lofty human values, Imam Hussain (PBUH) is an invaluable role model in seeking liberty and justice, in rising up against vices and evils as well as in fighting ignorance and humiliation of mankind.”
– Imam Khamenei (Speech in April 14, 2000)
امروز بیش از پنج قرن و ده قرن پیش، حسینبنعلىِ اسلام و شما، در دنیا شناخته شده است. امروز وضع به گونهای است که متفکّران و روشنفکران و آنهایی که بیغرضند، وقتی به تاریخ اسلام بر میخورند و ماجرای امام حسین را میبینند، احساس خضوع میکنند. آنهایی که از اسلام سر در نمیآورند، اما مفاهیم آزادی، عدالت، عزّت، اعتلاء و ارزشهای والای انسانی را میفهمند، با این دید نگاه میکنند و امام حسین، امام آنها در آزادیخواهی، در عدالتطلبی، در مبارزه با بدیها و زشتیها و در مبارزه با جهل و زبونی انسان است.
(بیانات رهبر انقلاب، امام خامنه ای، درتاریخ 26 فروردین 1379)
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The day of Arbaeen 2020 is coming in less than a week and so sadly we are here at home, far from you O’ Aba Abdillah!  You know that all the way toward Karbala have been closed to stop Coronavirus spreading and we have no way toward the holy shrine of you!
We’ve got to obey the decisions made by national center of anti-corona in Iran, because the grand leader of the Islamic community, Imam Khamenei, has asked us not to do anything against their rules. He has also recommended that we express our love toward you at our homes and read Ziyarat Arbaeen in an attentive manner and complain of this situation to you! 
O’ Aba Abdillah! you know we wished to come, but it was not possible as you see this situation. Please help us in such a way you know it and accept us again. 
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 Aba Abdillah is a respectful way of calling Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson (PBUH)
 Read the complete Ayatullah Khamenei’s speech on September 21, 2020 at here
 The text is dedicated to Imam Hussain (PBUH).
Imam Hussain flag raised at former US embassy in Iran for Muharram mourning ceremony in 2020
As you may heard the news , the mourning flag of Imam Hussain was raised at former US embassy in Islamic republic of Iran with the beginning of Muharram 2020 and the mourning ceremony for Imam Hussain is held every night at 20:30 pm at the former embassy for the first ten nights of Muharram.
Raising Imam Hussain flag at a US embassy and its conversion to the Hussainiya (A place to hold Imam Hussain’s mourning ceremony) has a great message to the US government and to all the tyrants of the time. A message more important than the message of the victory is about to happen.
Although this blog has been already blocked by Facebook and Instagram since I wrote a post about G.en.eral S.o.leimani but I could not ignore the former embassy photos.
Arbaeen 2019 | Photos on the way toward Karbala
Tonight is the night of Arbaeen 2019 and tomorrow will be the day of Arbaeen, the 40th day following the day of Ashura so millions of people from different countries have flock to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) for the pilgrimage.
Many thanks to Allah who allowed us once more to walk from Najaf to Karbala for Arbaeen 2019 and also many thanks to Imam Hussain (PBUH) who permitted us to come to his holy shrine again. I hope Imam Hussain (PBUH) accept all of us for Arbaeen of the next year In-Sha-Allah
There were many flags of different countries on the way toward the holy shrine of Imam Hussain from Najaf to Karbala but I could take a few photos of them :
Today is not Arbaeen in Karbala but the Quds day in Iran
Today was amazing!
I feel I was going on a walk toward Karbala on Arbaeen but surprisingly I was in Qom , a holy city in Iran, near the capital city of Tehran. I’ve seen so many different flags in today’s rally against Zionism and USA. There were more flags than what I’ve seen on Arbaeen. I did not even know the name of countries I’ve seen their flags. At first I thought some Iranian people might pick up some flags for the Quds day but their faces were not seem to be Iranian people. I also asked some of them to be sure about it and I found that’s true. The Quds day of this year was a picture of the unity of nations to support Muslim people of Palestine against the occupying regime of Zionism.
I only took the photos of some flags in the rally and I have taken them while I was exactly at the end of the path of the rally not in the middle of it. that’s why you can not see the crowd in some photos.
Thanks girls! When I asked these girls to take their photo, they kindly accept it. I asked them for their country name and found that they were from Indonesia.
I also asked her for the name of her country but Read More…
Ashura | Quote about Imam Hussain by Prophet Muhammad (6)
Recently , I searched again for the quotes about Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, in Sunni collections of quotes and I found some other traditions about him by the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at here.
The following image is a quote I found it about the holy prophet Muhammad’s view toward those who fight with Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain (PBUH).
I continued my search through the references mentioned below the quote for confirmation and I found it correct.
The Prophet said to Ali, Fatemah, Hasan and Hussain (PBUT):
“I am in war with those who will fight you, and in peace with those who are peaceful to you.”
Two References: Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, v.5, p.699 and Sunan Ibn Majah, v.1, p.52
رسول الله صلی الله علیه و آله قال لعلی و فاطمه و الحسن و الحسین
انا حرب لمن حاربتم و سلم لمن سالمتم
سنن الترمذی، ج 5، ص 699 و سنن ابن ماجه، ص 52
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Arbaeen | Flags of countries on the way to Karbala
The world’s biggest peaceful gathering was held once more on the day of Arbaeen around the holy shrine of Imam Hussain at Karbala. More than 20 millions of Imam Hussain’s lovers flocked to Karbala from all over the world for the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on the day of Arbaeen.
Flag of Sweden on the way to Karbala for Arbaeen
Flag of Canada on the way to Karbala
When is Arbaeen 2017?
Arbaeen is the 40th day following the day of Ashura and in the year of 2017, Arbaeen will fall on Friday in 10th November in Iraq (Updated according to the office of Ayatullah Sistani)
Shia Muslim people pray in congregation in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen night in Karbala, Iraq
Arbaeen is the day in which the world’s biggest peaceful gathering is held annually around the holy shrine of Imam Hussain, the heart of the city of Karbala and millions of Imam Hussain lovers across the world flock into Karbala for the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen.
A huge numbers of pilgrims arrive in Karbala on foot. They walk for at least 80 kilometers from Najaf to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala. Walking on Arbaeen is the best way to introduce Imam Hussain to the world and to help the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, the 12th Imam. Arbaeen is also a way to memorize how much difficulties lady Zeainab and Hussain’s children tolerate as they were captive toward Karbala although there is no concern at all about food, drink and accommodation on the way to Karbala as some Imam Hussain’s lovers especially the Iraqian Shia Muslim people kindly provide what pilgrims might need on this way. They prepare everything for the pilgrims for free, for the love of Imam Hussain.
A pilgrim from Canada
It’s really hard to me to explain what I have seen on this way. Giving up the usual life exactly at the time being very busy is not very simple but when you gave it all up, you can experience a completely different life style on the way toward Karbala. You can feel a fresh love inside your heart toward Imam Hussain despite the difficulties of walking you might have in this way. You can see millions of people with different nationalities and languages surrendering you in this way with the same love toward Hussain inside their hearts as the holy prophet Muhammad stated that “Surely , there exists in the hearts of the believers, with respect to the martyrdom of Hussain, a heat that never subsides.”
The pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen was said to be one of the signs of a believers according to the quote received from Imam Hassan al-Asgari.
Walking on the way toward Karbala for Arbaeen in the words of Imam Khamenei, the supreme leader of Islamic Ummah. A video clip made by Khamenei.ir
See more photos of Arbaeen and walking on the way toward Karbala at here
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.
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…
When is Arbaeen 2016?
Arbaeen is the 40 days following the day of Ashura and this year, Arbaeen 2016 will fall on the November 21 in Iraq.
Every year Muslim people leave their usual lives in their countries to walk 80 Km toward the holy shrine of Imam Husayn who was martyred at Karbala.
Arbaeen is the world’s largest annual peaceful gathering held by Muslim people around the world. It is an amazing spiritual journey in which you do not have to concern about food, water or accommodations. Everything is prepared for the pilgrims of Imam Husayn by non-government Muslim people for free on the way to Karbala. You can experience a true love in the real life by all the Muslim people around you especially by the Iraqi Shia people. They do it as they are the followers of Imam Husayn who gave all he had for the God’s sake.
This year, I am going to walk from Najaf to Karbala by my whole family In-Sha-Allah and If God helped me I will publish some photos of this fantastic journey on my Instagram page: @husayn.ashura
The day before Ashura 2016, Tasua photos
Tasua was the 9th day of Muharram in Islamic calendar, Tasua is a day before Ashura in which people traditionally mark this day by mourning for Hadrat Abbas, the young brother of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
Ashura infants on the international day of Hazrat Ali Aghar
Today, Iranian Shia Muslims marked the international day of Hazrat Ali Asghar, Imam Hussain’s six-month-old son who was martyred violently on the day of Ashura in Karbala. Each year in Muharram, women with their infants participate in the great mourning ceremonies to commemorate his martyrdom.
Break your fast in Ramadan in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain + photos
Everyday during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslim people can break their fast in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain. This fast-breaking meal which is called “Iftari” among Muslims is flattened in a 200 meters table by some people for the sake of God and the love of Imam Hussain.