A group of Indian pilgrims stranded in Iran due to the cancelation of flights as a precautionary measure against the Covid-19 outbreak, returned home.
Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony of Pakistan is to apply a new policy to facilitate commute of the country’s pilgrim to Iran and then to Iraq and Syria before October, 2019, i.e. the beginning of Muslim calendar months of Safar and Muharrem.
Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organizations Hamid Mohammadi underlined the need for holding of a safe Hajj this year, compared to the previous years. “Last year, security was among the most important concerns of pilgrims; fortunately, the ceremony was safer than it was some years ago,” he said. “Security of pilgrims during Hajj rituals […]
TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei applauded the growing enthusiasm for commemoration of Arbaeen, describing the magnificent pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala to mark Arbaeen as a major event bestowed by Almighty God. In comments at the beginning of a religious course in Tehran […]
NAJAF – Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims start their walking to mark Arbaeen, the 40th day after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shiite Imam, from the holy city of Najaf, south of Karbala.
TEHRAN – An Iranian deputy foreign minister rejected reports that Iraq has removed visa requirements for pilgrims going to the Arab country for Arbaeen rituals, stressing that visitors will still need visas from the Iraqi government to cross the border. Speaking to Tasnim on Sunday, Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates’ Affairs Hassan […]