Mourning ceremonies being held to mark Ashura worldwide

Mourning ceremonies being held to mark Ashura worldwide

Ashura is the culmination of a 10-day annual mourning period in the lunar calendar month of Muharram for Imam Hussein (AS), who was martyred along with his 72 companions in the Battle of Karbala in southern Iraq in 680 AD after fighting courageously for justice against the much larger army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:54

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Imam Khomeini continually used to study for several hours even after youth-hood

Imam Khomeini continually used to study for several hours even after youth-hood

Extracted from a collection of memoirs about Imam

Thursday, August 19, 2021 10:17

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Imam Khomeini revived Ashura values and culture in contemporary history

Imam Khomeini revived Ashura values and culture in contemporary history

Hojjat-al-Islam Ali Komsari, the acting head of the institute for compilation and publication of Imam Khomeini's works has described the late founder of the Islamic Republic as a real revivalist who revived the values and culture of Ashura in contemporary era and history.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 06:57

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Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a

Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a

Tasu’a, in the Islamic lunar calendar refers to the ninth day of Muharram, a day before Ashura when Imam Hussein (AS), a grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), and his 72 companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala. Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a, on the eve of Ashura, the day marking the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, under strict health measures imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:00

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Iran remembers 1953 US-led coup against then Iran PM

Iran remembers 1953 US-led coup against then Iran PM

Iran is remembering the anniversary of the 1953 coup against the government of then democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 08:17

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The teacher who had the most profound influence on Imam Khomeini

The teacher who had the most profound influence on Imam Khomeini

The teacher who had the most profound influence on Imam Khomeini’s spiritual development was, however, Mirza Muhammad ‘Ali Shahabadi (d. 1328 Sh. /1950); to him the Imam refers in a number of his works as shaykhuna and ‘arif-I kamil, and his relationship with him was that of a murid with his murshid.

Friday, August 13, 2021 10:24

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