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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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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Muharram – One of the Muslims Sacred Months

What is Muharram? Iran is an Islamic country and for that, you may face a lot of religious ceremonies or mournings. One of the biggest of these religious events is Muharram. History, Story and Significance of Muharram Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and it means “forbidden”. It is one of the [...]
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