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Nazri, Food Offerings in Muharram

Every religion has its own unique way to show respect for its holy symbols. One of the most popular methods in most Abrahamic religions is votive offerings. In Islam, it’s called Nazr or Nazri. A Nazri can be an object, given to a mosque or directly to the less fortunate. Sometimes a Nazr could even […]

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Muharram History & Story

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The first ten days of this month are held very dear by the Shia Muslims of Iran and around the world. It is strongly believed that in the year 680 CE, Hussain Ibn Ali, the third Shia Imam cut his pilgrimage of Hajj short and […]

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Local Muharram Customs Across Iran

Muharram is known as one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar. It also marks one of the biggest differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims. What has made this period of time special in Shia Muslim countries like Iran, is the mourning for Hussain ibn Ali (Imam Hussain), who is highly respected among Shia [...]
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Due to the hot and harsh weather Iranian people don’t spend much of their day time outside. But when the evening comes, the sun starts to set and the temperature drops, they all suddenly come out, filling up the streets, the squares and mostly the parks! Because there are no bars, clubs or many places [...]
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What are the special days in Iranian calendar?

Special days in the Iranian calendar can be divided into Ancient-Persian, Islamic and National holidays. Ancient-Persian events and festivals These events and festivals usually have Zoroastrian roots. Some of the most important ones are: Nowruz: Nowruz literally means New Day. It is the beginning of the spring and Iranian new year (21 March). Sizdah-Be-Dar: Sizdah-Be-Dar […]

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