Ashura

  • Hundreds s of mourners lit candles to commemorate the evening of Ashura, known as Sham-e Ghariban, in southern city of Bushehr. Tasua and Ashura, the 9th and 10th days of the month of Muharram, are days of mourning in Shia Islam to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed (SAWA).

  • The Imam Ali Religious Arts Museum is the venue for Ashura illustration artworks by 20 illustration artists. The show runs until 20 October. In the Shia tradition, Ashura marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram, and commemorates the death of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad (S) at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 10, 680 CE).

  • TEHRAN.(HONARONLINE) – The Art Bureau in Tehran is playing host to an exhibition of posters on Ashura. A collection of 40 posters selected from the previous editions of the Ashura Art Exhibit held annually at the Art Bureau during the month of Muharram are on display at the exhibition.

  • The Imam Ali Religious Arts Museum in Tehran is playing host to an exhibition titled Ashura from the Perspective of Contemporary Iranian Artists, displaying artworks by 27 veteran Iranian artists on the theme of Ashura, the day upon which Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions were martyred in Karbala in 680 CE.

  • TEHRAN. (HONARONLINE) – Mcgill University in Montreal has hosted an exhibition of photos, putting a spotlight on the religious ritual of Arbaeen, which is observed at the end of the 40-day mourning period following the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions on Ashura.

  • The third edition of the Ashura Costumes Exhibition is underway at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall. Deputy Culture Minister Seyyed Mohammad Mojtaba Hosseini attended the inauguration ceremony on Saturday. Each year, Muslims across the globe mark martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) on Ashura Day which falls in the Islamic lunar month of Muharram.