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دوشنبه 25 آذر 1398
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Sight seeing of Iran

Tomb Of Hafez, Shiraz

Amir Chakhmaq Square, Yazd

Introduction

The Muslim year opens with a season of Moharram mourning, held by the Shias on the occasion of the anniversary of Imam Hossein’s death. The climax of woe falls on Moharram 9 (Tasua) and 10 (Ashura) on Safar 20. Shaban 15 is a great national festival in Iran. Two events are commemorated during the festivities:
the birth of Imam Mahdi, and the wedding of Ali and Fatemeh. Two weeks after this, the great fast of Ramadan begins. The fast must start at early dawn and continue until the dusk. Abstinence from all food, smoking, drinking water, and from all sensual indulgence is required. A purgatorial efficacy is attached to this ritual in the popular mind. Other circumstances add much to the solemnity of the fast among the Shias, the most important being the assassination of Imam Ali on Ramadan 21. The last ten days of Ramadan are particularly holy; the 23rd is most often presumed to be Lailat al-Qadr, the night of the descent of the Koran. The month ends with special festivities on Eid-e Fetr, the Day of Feasting. The next important day is Eid-e Qorban, the Festival of Sacrifice, on Dhu al-Hajjah 10. It was instituted in the memory of the great day of Atonement but is connected with Abraham’s offering of Ismail, not Isaac. The remainder of the month is marked with Eid-e Ghadir-e Khom, the festival Commemorating Prophet Mohammad’s declaration that Imam Ali was to be his successor.

 

Refrence(s):

- Beheshti, Oksana (2003). Travel guide to Isfahan, Kashan and more. Iran. Tehran. Rozaneh publication.

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