3-million-plus: Iranians break record of traveling to Iraq for Arba`een mourning ritual

3-million-plus: Iranians break record of traveling to Iraq for Arba'een mourning ritual

Iran's government spokesman says more than three million Iranians have so far traveled to Iraq to commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 03:41

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Iranians gear up for annual Arbaeen rituals

Iranians gear up for annual Arbaeen rituals

Arbaeen is a longstanding tradition in Islam, which marks the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad. Days ahead of the occasion, people in Tehran have gathered en masse to commemorate Imam Hussein.

Friday, September 02, 2022 09:29

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Hajj 2022 nears its end as pilgrims carry out final rituals in Mecca

Hajj 2022 nears its end as pilgrims carry out final rituals in Mecca

Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims are performing final rituals, including circling around the holy Kaaba and stoning the devil, to mark the final days of the Hajj pilgrimage.

Sunday, July 10, 2022 08:25

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 Largest Hajj pilgrimage since COVID-19 pandemic begins in Mecca

Largest Hajj pilgrimage since COVID-19 pandemic begins in Mecca

One million Muslim pilgrims have converged on Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca for the largest Hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam’s pillars. The annual pilgrimage begins on Thursday, marking a major step toward normalcy after two years of a drastically scaled-down Hajj restricted to Saudi residents.

Thursday, July 07, 2022 04:43

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Iran to UNSC: Sanctions being used as method of war against civilians

Iran to UNSC: Sanctions being used as method of war against civilians

Iran calls on the UN Security Council to hold certain states responsible for using economic sanctions as a method of war against other countries’ civilian populations.

Friday, June 03, 2022 07:21

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33rd  International Book Fair kicks off in Tehran,   170 publishers from 32 countries participating in event

33rd International Book Fair kicks off in Tehran, 170 publishers from 32 countries participating ...

The first in-person edition of the Tehran International Book Fair was inaugurated on Tuesday evening after two years of lockdowns caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 09:23

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Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers

Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers

Millions of the faithful Iranians have marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramdan and its month-long fasting, with Eid congregational prayers across the country.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 08:40

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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, mark end of fasting month of Ramadan

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, mark end of fasting month of Ramadan

Millions of people in more than a dozen Muslim countries are celebrating Eid al-Fitr at the end of the holy month of Ramadan after the new moon of the lunar calendar month of Shawwal was sighted on Sunday night.

Monday, May 02, 2022 03:20

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