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 Imamzadeh Ibrahim timber town (photos)

Imamzadeh Ibrahim timber town (photos)

Imamzadeh Ibrahim timber town is known by the people of Guilan Province, in northern Iran, as “Shazdeh Ibrahim” [Prince Ibrahim]. It has been built at the heart of Shafeghat mountain forest. Click here to view the photos of this news.

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History of Mourning in Iran

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.

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The Victory of Blood over Sword

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).

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Nature of Ashura and Its Lessons

Nature of Ashura and Its Lessons

Each year in the lunar month of Moharram, people of the world witness the glorious mourning of the World Shiites for Imam Hossein (AS) and 72 of his companions, children, relatives and loyal and freedom-fighting disciples in the desert of Karbala, in southern Iraq.

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Making signs (photos)

Making signs (photos)

As the ‘Ashura mourning ceremonies approach, the ‘alam making blacksmiths shops get busy again in the tradition of their ancestors to make the traditional signs.

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The Kormanj nomads of Khalkhal (photos)

The Kormanj nomads of Khalkhal (photos)

Northern Khorasan, in northeastern Iran, is one of most important areas where the Kormanj have settled. Groups of this tribe were scattered across Iran over different times in history for political reasons and decision-makings.

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Raising the tent (photos)

Raising the tent (photos)

A tent is aised on the last Friday of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar, every year just before the mourning month of Muharram, in Pivehjan village in Khorasan Razavi Province.

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Kalari and Mokri accredited in the US and France

Kalari and Mokri accredited in the US and France

The 24th L'Étrange Festival will be held from 5-15 September 2018 at the Forum des images in Paris. The accreditation ceremony for Sharam Mokri, Iranian director, will be held by screening “Fish & Cat” and “Invasion”.

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Mousavian: Rouhani can invite Trump to Tehran

Mousavian: Rouhani can invite Trump to Tehran

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian diplomat and member of the nuclear diplomacy team in negotiations with the EU and International Atomic Energy Agency, has written an article in “Etemad” newspaper on Trump’s proposal of talks with Iran without preconditions, saying: “If I was in Mr Rouhani’s shoes, I would offer Trump a trip to Tehran and organize an Iranology tour for him before sitting down to negotiate. The program would include:

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