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Qom mourns Sakinah bintul Hosein (a.s.)

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Fifth day of Safar-ol-Mozaffar marks the anniversary of martyrdom of Sayyedah Roqayyah known as Sakinah bintul Hosein (a.s.) according to one tradition.

Qom Maraje hold marasem-i-azadari

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Marasem-i-azadari of Imam Hoseyn (a.s.) for the year 1433 AH are being held in the holy city of Qom at the holy shrine of Karimeh Ahli Beit Hazret Fatimeh Masumeh (a.s.), mosques, hoseyniahs and offices and homes of Marajay and Ayaat to commemorate grandson of Holy Prophet (s)’ martyrdom.

Qom Ayat calls upon all Muslims to mourn ‘Baqee Demolition Day’

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Qom Ayatollah Shaykh Lutfullah as-Safi Gulpaygani while terming the day of Shawal 8 as the ‘Day of Mourning’ has called upon all the Muslims to strongly condemn the great crimes committed at the hands of Saudi rulers against the holy cemetery of Al-Baqee, the cemetery of Ahli Bait-on Nabi Al-Karim (S), hold grand majalis al-aza and mourning processions so that no one forget this sinful injustice against Islam, Quran and the personality of Chief of Prophets (S) and his holy progeny (AS).

Iran witnesses various traditional ceremonies to grieve Karbala tragedy

TEHRAN, Iran: Iranians remember the martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Imam Hussein (PBUH), with various forms of traditional ceremonies.

Revival of Shab-i-Qadr, Imam Ali mourning in Tehran, Tabrez: camera report

TEHRAN, Iran: Like other cities of Ian, Layali al-Qadr and martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hazret Ali b. Abi Talib (AS) were observed in Tehran and Tabrez at various venues. Following is a camera report of Shab-i-Qadr in these two cities:

Mashhad, Qom holy shrines host Sha’aban spiritual festivals

HOLY CITY OF MASH’HAD, Iran: Birth anniversaries of fifth of Ahl-el Kesaa Hazret Imam Hosayn (a.s.), symbol of sacrifice and faithfulness Hazret Abbas ben Ali (a.s.), and protector of blood of Hazret Hosayn, Hazret Imam Zein-ul Abedeen (a.s.) were reverently observed in Iran on Sha’aban 3, 4 and 5 respectively.

Imam Hussein (AS) new zarih under completion in Karimeh Ahli-Beit City

TEHRAN, Iran: The newly-designed zarih, or the outer coffin enclosure, of the holy shrine of Imam Hossein (AS), which is located in holy Karbala, Iraq, is currently being completed in holy Qom, Iran.

Marasem-i-aza-i-Fatimia at Hazret Masumeh shrine in Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: A mourning procession to mark the anniversary of martyrdom of Hazet Sayedeh Fatimeh Zahra (a.s.), the only daughter of holy prophet Hazret Mohammed (s.w.), on Jamady As-Sany 3 was held in the holy city of Qom.

Thousands attend Fatimi marasem-i-aza across Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: Marasem-e-aza in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of the Lady of Heaven Hazret Fatimeh Zahra (a.s.), the daughter of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (s), began across the country.

Fatimi Seminar in Qom condemns Bahraini people oppression

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Ian: Marking the anniversary of martyrdom of Hazet Fatimeh Zhra (a.s.), a Fatimi Seminar was held in the holy city of Qom, home to the holy shrine of Hazret Fatimeh Masumeh (a.s.), daughter of Hazret Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kazem (a.s.).

Nouroze festivities in Mash’had, Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Marking feast of Nouroze, grand festivals and prayer gatherings were held in different countries on March 22.

Id e Zahra celebrations in Iran

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Id-i-Zahraa also known as Id-i-Shujaa and the festival of coronation of Hazret Imam Mehdi al-Hojja Al-Montazar (ATF) were reverently observed in Iran on Rabi Al- Awal 9.

Azadari to commemorate Imam Askari (AS) Martyrdom Anniversary in Tehran

PARIS, France: Like other global parts and the cities of Iran, martyrdom anniversary of Hazret Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.), the eleventh infallible descendant of holy Prophet Muhammad (s.w.), was commemorated in Tehran.  

Iran: Imam Ar-Rida (a.s.) paid rich homage

HOLY CITY OF MASH’HAD, Iran: Flocks of mourners, wearing black mourning dress, some white robe, carrying alam (standards) and chanting elegies, marching through the streets of the country, reached the holy shrine of Hazret Imam Reza (a.s.) in the holy city of Mash’had to commemorate his martyrdom anniversary.

Azadari of 28th of Safar in city of Karimeh Ahl-el Beit (AS)

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Big massive mourning processions and majales were held in the holy city of Qom, home to the holy shrine of Karimeh Ahl-el Beit Hazret Fatimeh Masumeh (a.s.), on Safar 28 that marks the anniversary of martyrdom of prophet Hazret Mohammad (s.w.) and his grandson Hazret Imam Hassan (a.s.).

Hazret Sakineh martyrdom commemorated in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: Martyrdom anniversary of Hazret Sakineh (SA) the beloved four-year-old daughter of Hazret Imam Hosein (AS) was observed in Iran with holding majales-e-aza.

Iranians observe Arbaeen nationwide

HOLY CITY OF MASH’HAD, Iran: Along with millions of Muslims across the globe, Iranians on Tuesday Jan. 25 marked Arbaeen of Hazret Imam Hosein (AS).

Qom … entry of prophet family into Yazid court remembered

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Safar 1 commemorates the day when in the year 61 AH after the martyrdom of Hazret Imam Hosein (a.s.) in the burning desert of Karbala the detained bare-headed chaste ladies and children of the family of Prophet Muhammad (s) entered in the court of Yazid.

Moharram in Holy City of Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Holy Qom also known as the city of Karimeh Ahl-il Beit Hazret-i-Fatimeh Masumeh (a.s.), the daughter of Hazret Imam Mousa Kazim (a.s.) and sister of Hazret-i-Imam Reza (a.s.) is fully dressed in black marking azadari of Hazret Imam Hosayn (a.s.).

Iran to purchase Imam Khomeini dwelling in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey: Iranian Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hosseini visited the Turkish ambassador to Iran Umit Yardim to hold talks about Tehran’s decision to purchase founder of Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatullah Ruhullah Al-Khomeini Al-Mousavi’s residence in Bursa where he resided during his exile.

Thousands little kids perform mourning of Hazrat Ali Asghar (AS) in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran: Six-month old Hazret Ali Asghar (AS), son of Hazret Imam Hosain (AS) and Hazret Robab (AS) was the tiny martyr of Karbala.

Majalis-e-Hosayni at Marajay houses, offices in Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Majalis-e-Hosayni were being held at holy shrines, hosaynias and Marajay and Ayaat houses and offices throughout the country.

Vatican, Qom Ayaat converse Religion and Society

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Discussing the topic "Religion and Society: Christian and Muslim perspectives," a Vatican delegation visited Iranian Shiite leaders Ayaat in the holy city of Qom.

Hajj is a self-discovery journey, says Iran Supreme Leader

TEHRAN, Iran: Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in his message to hajj pilgrims has said the hajj is a journey of self-discovery for Muslims that shows the ummah their rightful place in the world.

Iran's Supreme Leader rebuked

PARIS, France: Payvand Iran News reported that a group of anti-Khamenei Iranian clerics, the Clerics and Seminarians of Qom and Najaf (Motghan), had issued an open letter at the threshold of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's trip to Qom warning the clerics community that meeting with the leader is akin to approving the crimes and contradicting Islamic principles.

Mashhad ur-Reza (AS) witnesses merriment on Saamin ul Hojjaj (AS) b-day

HOLY CITY OF MASHHAD, Iran: Birth anniversary of Hazret Imam Ali bin Mussa Ar-Reza (a.s.), the eighth infallible descendant of hly prophet Hazret Muhammad (s.w.), was celebrated on Zeeqa’ad 11 throughout the country with reverence. Main celebrations were held in the holy city of Mashhad, which houses his holy shrine.

Iran plans to hold Imam Reza (A) festival in 30 countries

HOLY CITY OF MASHHAD, Iran: Hazret Imam Ali bin Moussa Ar-Reza (a.s.), the eighth infallible imam from the holy progeny of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (s.w.) was born on Zeeqad 11 in the holy city of Medinah. This year, Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) will hold conferences, visual arts exhibitions, and film and theater festivals in an effort to introduce the Imam and his legacy to the world.

Karimeh Ahli Bayt (a.s.) b-day celebrations in Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Zeeqad 1 marks the birth anniversary of Hazret-e-Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (a.s.), daughter of Hazret Imam Mussa Kazim (a.s.) and sister of Hazret Imam Ali Reza (a.s.). On this auspicious occasion, grand ceremonies were held across the country while main celebration was witnessed at her holy shrine in the holy city of Qom.

Imam Jafer Sadeq (a.s.) mourned in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: Hazret Imam Jafer Sadeq (a.s.)’s martyrdom anniversary was observed with reverence in Iran like other countries.

Qom’s ayatollah warns US of aftermath on Qur’an burning

TEHRAN, Iran: Qom’s Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani has warned the US that there will be major repercussions if the plan to burn the Quran on the 9/11 anniversary is carried out.

Iran: Shab-i-Zerbet Imam Ali (a), first Shabi-i-Qadr observed

HOLY CITY OF MASH’HAD, Iran: Iranian nation reverently observed maraseem of Shab-i-Zerbet-i-Imam Ali (a.s.) - 19th night of Ramazan - which also marks the first night of Qadr (Shab-i-Qadr).

Ramadan in holy cities of Mashhad, Qom

HOLY CITY OF MASHHAD, Iran: The holy fasting month of Ramadan is being observed reverently in the holy cities of Mashhad and Qom.

Sunni, Shia clerics slam Zahedan terrorism against Imam Hoseyn festival

TEHRAN, Iran: Clerics belonging to Sunni and Shia schools of thought based in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan have strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in the province.

Iranian intelligence seals office of late ayatollah Montazeri

PARIS, France: Late Iranian ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri’s office in the city of Qom was closed down and sealed off Monday by intelligence services, opposition websites reported.

Mulla Sadra richly honored

PARIS, France: A large number of prominent Iranian and foreign scholars convened in a conference on Saturday to commemorate Iran's highly revered Shia philosopher and theologian Mulla Sadra, discuss his notions and ideas and study his works.

Fatimi mourning observed in Isfahan

ISFAHAN, Iran: Martyrdom anniversary of Hazret- Fatimeh Zahra, Khaton-i-Janat (SA) was observed in different Iranian cities including Isfahan on Jamady os-Sany 3.

Great Shiite personality Ayatollah Al-Uzma Syed Muhammad Mufti Osh-Shia expires

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Ayatollah Al-Uzma Syed Muhammad Mufti Osh-Shia Moosavi Ardbaili who is the Marajaa Aali Qadar of the world of knowledge and Ijtehad and the teacher of Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi passed away on Wednesday in holy City of Qum in Iran. He was 95. The late Ayatollah was considered amongst the Mashaheer teachers and he authored dozens of religious books and translated hundreds of books.

Marasem marking ‘Fatemeyah Days’ held in Iran

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Marasem-i-Ayaam-i-Fatemeyah marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazret Siddiqe Tahire Fatimeh Zahra (AS) were continued across Iran.

Qom clergy (Maraje) urged to probe, slam "torture" in jail

PARIS, France: An Iranian political prisoners group has called on country’s Shiite leaders (Ayaat and Maraje) to investigate and condemn the "physical and psychological torture" the detainee have endured during their detention.

Rift reported between Qom religious authorities, Iran govt

HOLY QOM, Iran: Radio Farda reported while quoting an Iranian cleric close to the religious establishment in the holy city of Qom that several of the city's top clerics refused to meet Iran President Mahmud Ahmadinejad during a recent visit, according to Payvand Iran News.

Hazret Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (A) mourned in Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: The death anniversary of Hazret Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (AS), daughter of Hazret Imam Musa Al-Kazem (AS) and sister of hazret Imam Ali Reza (AS), was observed on Friday March 26 across Iran.

Ayat Shirazi denies what websites float about Eid Az-Zahraa

TEHRAN, Iran: Office of Qom’s Ayatollah Sheikh Nasser Makarem Shirazi denied what is being circulated on internet regarding his views against Eid Az-Zahraa in response to a question posed to it.

Iranians mark 21st death anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini

TEHRAN, Iran: The 21st anniversary of the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ruhollah Khomeini Al-Moosavi was commemorated on Friday June 4.

West guilty for Israeli raid on flotilla: Iran SL

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the West must be responsible for the Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound aid convoy.

Muslims should defend Palestine, urges Iran leader

TEHRAN, Iran: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to fulfill its prime obligation in defending Palestinians.

Iran’s Ayatollah Montazeri expires

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri has died of an illness Saturday night, his office in the holy city of Qom said Sunday December 20."He was diabetic and had been using insulin for years... he had also some lung problems and asthma. In fact he was suffering from several diseases," his doctor told state television.

Tabriz listed as first Shia capital on NHL

TEHRAN, Iran: In a ceremony on Thursday Tabriz was registered as the first Shia capital of the Islamic world on the Iran’s National Heritage List.

Tasu'a Day … Hoseini remembrance continues in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: Muharram 9 is Tasu'a Day. According to Hazret-e-Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (AS) Tasu'a is the day when army of Yazid (L) besieged Hazret-e-Imam Hosein (AS) and His companions to fight against them.

Coin on Imam Ar-Reza (a.s.) life put on show

TEHRAN, Iran: The museum at Iran's Bank Sepah has exhibited a replica coin marking Hazret Imam Ali Ar-Reza (a.s.)'s term as the Crown Prince under Abassid caliph Ma'moon ur-Rashid in ancient Tous city, according to a spokesperson for the museum Mohsen Daraie.

Ayat Montazeri shuns Imam Reza (A) b-day festivities for detainees

HOLY QOM, Iran: In sympathy with the families of the post-election detainees, Ayatollah Montazeri has not celebrated the “Eid” for the birthday of the 8th Imam from the progeny of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (s.v.), Hazret Imam Reza (a.s.), this year.

Iran refutes instigating turmoil in Yemen

PARIS, France: Iran denied Tehran is triggering unrest in Yemen and offered to take on a mediator role to help end fighting between the Yemeni government and Houthis.

Iran leader says foreign agents behind terror attacks

TEHRAN, Iran: Supreme leader of Iran Ayatullah Ali Khamenei has termed on Monday the bloodshed in Pakistan, Iraq and the Islamic republic as the work of foreign agents aimed at unleashing Shiite-Sunni conflict.

Iran govt curbs Shiites' Ramadan commemorations

TEHRAN, Iran: The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday September 7 that Iranian officials have canceled or downgraded major Shiite religious events during the holy month of Ramadan, suggesting fear that the opposition might use them to stage protests.

Rafsanjani says Iran in crisis

TEHRAN, Iran: In apparent defiance of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a powerful cleric declared the Islamic Republic in crisis after a disputed election, and tens of thousands of protesters used Friday prayers to stage the biggest show of dissent for weeks.

Qom Ayaat condemn China over unrest

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Iranian clerics have condemned on Sunday China for "horribly" suppressing Muslim Uighurs in deadly unrest between the Uighurs and Han Chinese that has killed more than 180 people.

Iran leaders may remove Supreme Leader from power

WASHINGTON, The United States: Armenian news PanARMENIAN.Net reported on Monday that NEWSru Israel quotes Al-Arabiya television channel as saying that Iranian leadership considers possibility of removing the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iranian nation marks 20th anniversary of Ayat Khomeini

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran on Thursday commemorated the 20th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, at a ceremony in the Khomeini Mausoleum in southern Tehran.

Karbalayis commemorate Fatimi mourning in Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Marking the martyrdom anniversary of holy Prophet Hazret Muhammad (s.v)’s daughter Hazret Fatimeh Zahra (s.a), people of Karbala residing in the holy city of Qom arranged a mourning ceremony on Thursday Jamadsi As-Sani 3.

Ya Zahraa (a.;s.) … Marasem-e-aza-e-Fatemiyah continue in Iran

HOLY CITY OF MASHHAD, Iran: Marasem-e-azadari in connection with the anniversary of martyrdom of Banu-i-Is lam Hazret Fatimeh Zahraa (a.s.), the daughter of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (s.v.), were in continuation across the country on Thursday.

Khomeini events underway to honor him

TEHRAN, Iran: To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ruhollah Al-Khomeini Al-Moosawi, Iranian and Kashmiri officials are preparing for media and other memorial events.

Karbala youths in Yazd mourn Hazret Zahraa (SA)

YAZD, Iran: The Martyrdom Anniversary of Hazret-e-Fatimeh Az-Zahra (SA), the dearest daughter of holy Prophet Hazret Muhammad (S) was observed in Iran on Jamadi el-Aval 13.

Leaders continue to condole on Ayat Khomeini spouse death

TEHRAN, Iran: Leaders from different countries continued to condole on the death of spouse of founder of Islamic Republic of Iran Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ruhullah Al-Khomeini Al-Moosawi, Khadija Saqafy.

Photo gallery: Marasem-i-azadari on Arba’in in Isfahan, Ardebil

ISFAHAN, Iran: A camera report of Marasem-i-azadari on the occasion of Arbaeen-i-Hoseini in Iranian cities of Isfahan and Ardebil …

Qom majales-i-Hoseini commemorate sufferings of Ahli Beit (AS)

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Shabab Al-Abbas association organized a five-day majalis-i-Hoseini program in the holy city of Qom to commemorate sufferings of Ahli Beit (AS) and oppression committed against them at the hands of Yazid.

Mejlis-i-Fatimeh bintol Hosein held in Qom

HOLY QOM, Iran: Different associations arranged mejalis-i-aza on the martyrdom anniversary of Seyeda Fatimeh bint-ol Hosein (a.s.) in the holy city of Qom.

Qom saw observance of anniversary of reaching Caravan of captives of Ahlil Beit (AS) in Shaam

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: The anniversary of reaching the Caravan of captives of Ahlil Beit (AS) at the court of the then evil ruler Yazid in Shaam (Syria) was observed n Iran on Safar 1.

Ghadeer celebrations held across Iranian cities, towns

ARDBEL, Iran: Grand celebrations, feasts and festivals marking Jashen-e-Eid-e-Ghadeer were held across Iran attended by millions of devotees of Ahli Bayt (AS).

Iranians prepare to rejoice Ghadir holiday

TEHRAN, Iran: People of Iran are preparing to celebrate the Ghadir Holiday Wednesday, the most important religious holiday in the Iranian calendar.

US president condemned over stand on Hezbollah

TEHRAN, Iran: American president-elect Barack Obama's criticism of Lebanese Hezbollah has been slammed by a top Iranian cleric on Friday. The cleric defended the Islamic republic's support of the group.

'21 century, Islamic glory era' focuses on threats against Muslims

TEHRAN, Iran: A conference on Islam is being held in Tehran attended by clerics, students and professors from 25 Islamic countries.

Iran Supreme Leader shows up prayers role in correcting society

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday prayers play a significant role in rectifying men and the society and that such Islamic symbols particularly prayers should be evident in various parts of the society.

Iran richly celebrates Hazret Imam Reza (a.s.) b-day

HOLY CITY OF MASH’HAD, Iran: Marking the auspicious occasion of birth anniversary of Hazret Imam Ali b. Moussa Ar-Reza (a.s.) on Zeeqad 11, main ceremony and festival was held at his holy mausoleum in the holy city of Mash’had.

Pilgrims must use spiritual journey to solidify unity, advises Iran SL

TEHRAN, Iran: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the hajj ritual provides the best opportunity to consolidate unity among Muslims.

Iran draped in black in sixth Imam mourning

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Big religious ceremonies, mejelis-e-aza nd mourning processions were held across Iran to commemorate the anniversary of martyrdom of Hazret Imam Ja’fer-e-Sadeq (a.s.) which falls on Shaval 25 every year according to some traditions.

‘Imam Reza (AS) Cultural Artistic Festival’ goes on

TEHRAN, Iran: 11-day (October 31 to November 10) sixth Imam Reza (AS) Cultural Artistic Festival is in continuation marking the anniversary of birth of the 8th infallible imam from the progeny of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (S.V.).

Iran felicitates Islamic states leaders on Eid

TEHRAN, Iran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President, on Tuesday has cabled separate messages to heads of the Islamic states felicitating them on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ol-Fetr.

A holy supper with Imam Reza (AS) – a photo report

MASH’HAD AL-MOQADDAS, Iran: Hazret Imam Ali ibn Musa Ar-Reza (Eleventh of Dhu al-Qi'dah, 148 AH – Seventeenth of Safar, 203 AH) was the eighth Imām from the progeny of prophet Muhammad (SAV). His shrine is visited by millions each year. Following photos are that of a supper (evening meal) served by the shrine of Imam Reza (AS) during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

‘Iran Majlis never closed Imam Sadr case’

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran plans to hold “serious negotiations” with Libya over the case of Imam Musa as-Sadr, thirty years after the Lebanese leader vanished without a trace in that North African country.

Jamkaran mosque foundation anniversary held

HOLY QOM, Iran: Anniversary of inauguration of the famous Jamkran mosque was held with prayers and enthusiasm during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Imam Rida shrine on eve of Karime Ahli Beit B-Day- photo gallery

HOLY MASH’HAD, Iran: Karime Ahli Beit Hazret Imam Hasan Al-Mojtaba (AS), elder grandson of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (SV), was born on Ramadan 15. Following is a photographic report of the celebrations at the holy shrine of Hazret Imam Rida (AS) in the holy city of Mash’had, Iran:

Iranians mark Shab-i-Zerbet Imam Ali (a), first Shabi-i-Qadr

HOLY MASH’HAD, Iran: Iranian nation observed with reverence maraseem of Shab-i-Zerbet-i-Imam Ali (a.s.) - 19th night of Ramazan - which also marks the first night of Layali Al-Qadr.

Qur'an in 107 languages on show

ONTARIO, Canada: Translations of the holy Quran in 107 world languages are on display at the Qur'an translation section of the ongoing 16th International Qur'an Exhibition being held in Tehran.

Ramadan mejalis continue in Holy Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Like other Iranian cities, mejalis-i-aza marking the month of Ramadan were in continuation in Qom, the holy city of Karimeh Ahli Beit (a.s.).

Tehran Qur'anic fair - camera report

TEHRAN, Iran: Holy quran , book of Allah, was revealed in Ramadan. Marking this month of blessings Quran exhibitions and festivals are held across the globe.

Iran welcomes Ramadan with Quran exhibition

TEHRAN, Iran: The 16th International Holy Quran Exhibition opened at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla Friday evening, few days before the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

Supreme Leader meets representatives of Experts Assembly

TEHRAN, Iran: Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei termed the position of Experts Assembly as very important and described it as a confidence point for people and the Islamic system.

Imam Hosein (AS) Jashan-e-Milad held in Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Large number of devotees of Ahlol Beit (a.s.) from all stratums of life gathered at madrasseh-i-Elmieh Ma’sumiah in holy Qom – the city of Karimeh Ahlel Beit (a.s.) Hazret Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (a.s.) in connection with the birth anniversary of Chief of Martyrs Hazet Imam Hosein (a.s.) who was born on Shaban 3.

25th Int’l Qoran contest culminates in holy Mash’had

HOLY CITY OF MASH’HAD, Iran: The 25th International Qoran Competition concluded in the holy city of Mash’had - home to the holy shrine of Hazret Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Reza (AS), the eighth infallible descendant of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (SV).

Devotees observing month of Rajab in Iran, Saudi Arabia

HOLY CITY OF QOM/ SEHAT: Marking the holy month of Rajab, Aamaal (special deeds, aytakaaf, supplications and prayers) are being performed in the holy cities of Mashhad and Qom – home to the holy shrines of Hazret Imam-e-Reza (AS) and Hazret Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (AS) – in particular and across Iran in general as well as Saudi Arabia.

Jashan-e-Molood-e-Kaba festivities in Ahwaz

AHWAZ, Iran: Like other cities and towns of Iran, Mo’minin celebrated the birth anniversary of Hazret Amir-ol Mo’minin Al-Imam Ali Al-Morteza (AS) in Ahwaz also.

Iran celebrates 20 J-Sani; Khamenei says Hazrat Zahra (S) word of Allah

TEHRAN, Iran: To mark the birth anniversary of Hazrat Zahra (SA), the Daughter of the Noblest Messenger of Allah Hazrat Muhammad (SV), a ceremony was held in presence of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei in Tehran.

Rights group slams Tehran for Juveniles on death row

WASHINGTON, United states: An international rights group, based in New York and Vienna, said Iran has sentenced 177 juvenile offenders to death in the last decade, and 34 of them have been executed for crimes committed before they were 18.

Making of Hazrat Abbas (A) Zarih to be finished within months

TEHRAN, Iran: Making of new holy Zarih (golden net around the holy grave) of Hazret Abo’l Fazl Al-Abbas (AS) will be completed within six months. This was stated by director of the making plan Aqa Janian.

“Iran SL repeatedly tried to meet Rouhani but he always refused”

LONDON, Britain: The BBC's Sadeq Saba visited the Iranian holy city of Qom to meet different Ayaat. Besides other Ayaat, Saba met with Ayatollah Sayed Sadeq Rouhani, head of Qom Hoza.

High-ranking Iraqi-Iranian panels discuss holy cities renovation

HOLY CITY OF MASH’HAD, Iran: A top-level delegation of Iraq on Saturday held talks with Mashhad Mayor urging the municipality to share its experiences for renovation of the old parts of the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala.

Millions in Iran mourn Hazret Zahraa (a.s.) with tears, ceremonies

HOLY QOM, Iran: Massive majales-i-aza and mourning processions were held across the Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday, Jamadee As-Sanee 3 marking the anniversary of martyrdom of Banu-i-Islam, daughter of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (s.v.), Hazret Fatimeh Zahra Al-Batoul (a.s.).

Imam Khomeini death anniversary commemorated

TEHRAN, Iran: Memorial services in commemoration of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatullah Seyed Ruhullah Al-Khomeini Al-Moosawi, who departed the material world on June 3, 1989, were held across the country.

Layali Al-Fatemiyah observed in Oman to condole Prophet (S)

MUSQAT, Oman: Majalis Al-Aza Al-Fatemiyyah were organized in the Sultanate of Oman to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Mistress of Women of the World and Daughter of Prophet Muhammad (SAV), Sayyedah Fatemah-toz Zahra Al-Batoul (AS).

City of Karimeh Ahli Beit (a.s.) mourn Hazret-e-Zahraa (a.s.)

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: In commemoration of the anniversary of martyrdom of Seyedaton-Nesaa-el Aalameen Hazret Seyedeh Fatimeh Az-Zahraa (a.s.), the only beloved daughter of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (s.v.) on 13 Jamadee Al-Aval, people of Qom performed azadari.

Nowruz festival respectfully celebrated

HOLY MASH’HAD, Iran: Tens of millions of people celebrated festival of Nowruz in central Asian Republics, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey as well as Pakistan, India and China.

Over 2.5 million visit Holy Mash’had during six days

TEHRAN, Iran: Some fifteen million tourists visited different parts of the country in six days (March 17-22), i.e. in three days (March 17-19) before Noruz (New Year) and during the first three days (March 20-22) of Noruz.

Hazret-e-Zahra (A) martyrdom … majales-e-aza at Marajay houses

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Marasim-e-azadari and soqawari began at houses and offices of Marajay in the holy city of Qom to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Hazret Fatimeh Zahra (AS).

Festival on Motahhari philosophy culminates

TEHRAN, Iran: The second festival on philosophy of martyr Murtaza Motahhari concluded in Tehran.

Quranic sciences book fair draws masses

AHWAZ, Iran: A big exhibition of rare books of Tafseer and Quranic sciences was organized at Hoza Elmia Ahwaz.

Iran leader condoles Shiraz blast bereaved families

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of a recent tragic explosion in Shiraz.

Iran students raise voice of protest against anti-Islam film

TEHRAN, Iran: Students in Tehran-based universities staged a rally in front of the Netherlands Embassy in the Iranian capital condemning the release of anti-Islam film by a Dutch lawmaker.

Celebrations marking arrival of Hazret-e-Masumeh (a.s.) in Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Like every year, people of holy Qom celebrated this year also the day of Hazret-e-Seyedeh Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (a.s.)’s arrival in their city with holding flowers, green branches, banners and placards inscribed with welcoming slogans.

People in Qom mourn Prophet, Imam Hasan, Imam Reza (A)

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: In connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of Holy Prophet Hazret Muhammad (s), his grandson Hazret Imam Hasan (a.s.) and Hazret Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Reza (a.s.), azadari was held at different venues including the holy shrine of Hazret-e-Masumeh (a.s.).

Marasim-i-aza held at Jafer b. Al-Imam Ar-Reza (AS) shrine

ISFAHAN, Iran: At the holy shrine of Seyid Jafer bin Al-Imam Ar-Reza (AS) in Isfahan, Iran, azadari was held on the occasion of Arbaeen, Safar 20, Feb 28.

Arbaeen observation in Iran, India, Bahrain

HOLY QOM/ AL-MANAMA: Marking Arbaeen Al-Hoseini, grand majales and mawakeb al-azaiyah,or the mourning sittings and processions, were held in Iran, Bahrain, India and many other countries.

Majales, matam mark saal-rozi shahadat Imam Sajjad (a.s.) in Iran

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: In commemoration of the anniversary of martyrdom of Hazret-e-Imam Zein el-Abidin (a.s.) on Moharram 25, massive majales and processions were held across the country including holy cities of Mashhad and Qom.

Even Khomeini's grandson barred from Iran vote!!!

TEHRAN, Iran: The late founder of Islamic Republic of Iran Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ruhollah Khomeini Al-Moosawi’s grandson described his ban from next month's parliamentary elections as an insult to his family and said he would never beg to run.

Qom procession condemned Samarra crime

HOLY QOM, Iran: On the second anniversary of destruction of Al-Askariya shrine in Samarra, a huge procession was taken out in the holy Qom – the city of Karimeh Ahl-el Beit (a.s.) Hazret-e-Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (a.s.) – to condemn the heinous crime that was committed at the hands of terrorists on Feb 22, 2006.

Azadari at Mashhad, Qom Maraje offices, residences

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Grand majalis-i-aza began at the residences and offices of Maraje and Ayaat in the holy cities of Mash’had and Qom with the reception of the mourning month of Moharram.

‘Tatbeer’ is not azadari but wasting it, says Ayatullah Khamenei

TEHRAN, Iran: Supreme leader of Iran Ayatullah Ali Al-Khamenei has said Tatbeer, or Qama-zeni (making a cut on head to gush out blood to signify grief on the martyrdom of Hazret Imam Hosein, peace be on him) is not permissible.

Clearing up Ayat Sadr fate on Iran's agenda

TEHRAN, Iran: A spokesman for the Iranian Government Gholam-Hossein Elham said clarification of the fate of the prominent Lebanese cleric Ayatullah Seyed Moussa As-Sadr is on the agenda of Tehran.

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