Muharram

  • 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 Valiasr Square in Tehran played host to the Ta'zieh performance of Ashura, known as the Battle of Karbala, on 9 September, the battle in which Imam Hossein (AS), who was the grandchild of the prophet of Islam Muhammad (SAWA) and his 72 disciples were martyred. Ta'zieh, Condolence Theater or Passion Play, is a traditional Persian theater, in which actors convey the dramatic events through music and songs.

  • 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 Shiraz. Thousands of worshippers across the city took part in processions and services. Shiraz is a city in south-central Iran, known for its literary history and many gardens.

  • 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.