Millions of ardent lovers, in a demonstration of unfathomable love and devotion for their beloved, walk seamlessly and untiringly from one sacred city to another, day and night, braving inclement weather and...Read More »
5 Amazing Facts about Arbaeen Walk as Pointed by Ayatollah Khamenei
Arbaeen rally is truly an unprecedented event, not only in our own times but also in history. We do not know of any similar gathering in history which is organized more warmly every...Read More »
Significance of Arbaeen and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arbaeen
The 40th (Arba’een or Chehlum) marks an important turning point in the movement of Karbala. This day, which is no less important to the day of Ashura is important for many reasons – the prime being that the...Read More »
The Critical Role of Women in Karbala
Regarding the tragedy of Ashura, one of the questions that arises is why Imam Husayn (a), knowing that he would have become martyr along with his companions, brought his family with him and what the role of the...Read More »
Why is the Uprising of Ashura Different from all the Uprisings and Movements of the World?
We need to read between the lines, and carefully ponder over the life story of Hussain ibn-Ali (a.s.). Many have risen up in the world; they have had a leader, and they were also....Read More »
Where and When Did Mourning for Imam Husayn (A.S.) Start First?
When we look at the lives of the Holy Prophet (S) and the Imams (A.S.), not only we do not see anything about mourning and lamentation but there are evidence and sayings prohibiting such acts. For...Read More »
Imam Khomeini (ra) and the Culture of Ashura
Ashura is the inspiration behind the fervent Revolution which is the greatest event of contemporary history, and which took place under the guidance of the great Ashuraic leader of our times, Imam Khomeini (R), for establishing a society based upon the...Read More »
The Importance and Philosophy of Mourning for Imam Hussein (A.S)
One of the methods that the Imams used to keep the memory of the rise of Ashura alive was arranging gatherings for crying and mourning and making others cry for the tragic incidents that took place in Karbala and reminding people of those incidents on appropriate occasions....Read More »
What Is the Reason for Mourning for Imam Husayn (A.S)?
The Infallible Imams (a.s.) have greatly emphasized over reviving the event of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s.) so that the future generations may benefit from the lessons that this great event....Read More »
Is there any Reason for the Permissibility of Chest Beating and Self-Hitting?
Why some Muslims beat their chest and hit themselves during Muharram? Isn't it haram to hit or hurt yourself? Do we have any example for the Prophet doing this? Did any Imams hit....Read More »