Muharram

  • 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.

  • An art exhibition on Muharram was held in the Islamic Art Center of Resalat Ahl-ul-Beit in Helsinki, Finland. The artworks photographs of the great march of Arbaein to Karbala, mourning rituals and services, as well as abstract art and images. Shia Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS), grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) in the Battle of Karbala, in the year 680.

  • The ceremony of Sham-e Ghariban, the eleventh night of Muharram dedicated to the destitute of Karbala, was held Thursday night in the City Theater of Tehran. Ashura involves reenactments of the Battle of Karbala in which Imam Hussein (AS) was martyred in 680 AD, and public processions of intense collective grief accompanied by poetry recitals and services during which worshippers wear black.

  • Thousands of mourners lit candles to commemorate the evening of Ashura, known as Sham-e Ghariban, in Tehran. 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).

  • On the Day of Tasu'a, the commemoration of death of Prophet Mohammed’s (SAWA) grandson Imam Hossein (AS) was marked with public outpourings of grief and services in Tehran’s Saleh Mausoleum. Thousands of worshippers across the city took part in processions and services in the Tajrish district.

  • The Iranian Artists Forum played host to passion plays depicting the sacrifices made by Hadhrat Abolfazl, the brother of Imam Hossein (AS), on the Day of Ashura in the destitute Karbala, 680 AD.

  • Tehran’s Gorgan Street was the venue for Muharram mourning rituals on the of the Islamic month calendar. Millions of Muslim worshippers across the world took part in processions and services to mark the holiest days in the Shia calendar, Tasua and Ashura.

  • The Iranian Artists Forum is the venue for passion plays that depict the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shia Imam, in the Battle of Karbala. The Battle of Karbala took place on Muharram 10, in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar in Karbala, in present-day Iraq. The battle took place between a small group of supporters and relatives of Prophet Mohammad's grandson, Hossein ibn Ali, and a larger military detachment from the forces of Yazid I, the Umayyad caliph.

  • The City Theater of Tehran continues to play host to passion plays in the mourning month of Muharram which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shia Imam. The passion play theater has a long tradition in Iran, the play of the suffering and martyrdom of Imam Hossein and his 72 companions in the day of Ashura.

  • Concurrent with the mourning month of Muharram that marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shia Imam and grandson of the Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), several passion plays (Ta’zieh) are being performed every day in the open space of the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran.