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History of Mourning in Iran
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History of Mourning in Iran

Speaking about the incident which took place in Karbala in 61 AH is as thought-provoking and saddening as it seems difficult and impossible. Many things have been said about it and more remained to be told. Without banking on ethnic and religious interests, history is enough to show that unrightful killing of Imam Hossein (AS) in that desert has turned into an epic through times and all the details of a full-blown epical narration have been applied to this bloody incident.

The Philosophy of a Great Bloody Uprising
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The Philosophy of a Great Bloody Uprising

The 60 AH uprising of Imam Hossein (AS) against the corrupt and tyrannical rule of Yazid bin Muaaviyeh and the martyrdom of the Imam and his disciples in Karbala have sparked a variety of debates in the course of history. Numerous books have been written on the uprising and its root causes. Over the centuries, the incident has affected people’s lives and become one of their fundamental beliefs and traditions, which adds to its sensitivity.

The Victory of Blood over Sword
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The Victory of Blood over Sword

In the year 50 AH, Imam Hassan (AS), the first son of Imam Ali (the first Shiite Imam) was martyred. At that time, Muaaviyeh ruled over Muslims forcefully and deceitfully. He knew well that he had gained power through oppression and so was not eligible to rule; therefore, he was constantly afraid of Ali’s (AS) children and followers. Muaaviyeh wanted his drunken son to ascend to the throne after his rule and considered Ali’s children, who were the most eligible to rule over Muslims, as obstacles. Finally, by masterminding a conspiracy, he martyred Imam Hassan (AS).

Iranian airspace safe for all flights
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Iranian airspace safe for all flights

The Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CAO.IRI) has responded to warnings by The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States about crossing Iranian airspace, announcing: “The Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) magnified by Western media recently was issued for 2017.”

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2018/09/24

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