Tehran ( IP) - As the holy month of Muharram approaches, and as a part of the first international ta'zieh (lamentation) reading ceremonies, 12 ta'zieh reading ceremonies are being held in Tehran where groups from Nigeria and Iraq show their presence.

Iran PressIran News: Tazieh is a traditional Shi'a-Iranian ritual usually portrayed in the Tragedy of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his family.

Twelve  ta'zieh (lamentation) reading ceremonies in the presence of groups from Nigeria and Iraq and Iranian groups from Isfahan, Qazvin, Markazi, Qom, and Tehran are being held on the 27 and 28 of July.

The purpose of holding these ceremonies is to deepen the school of Aba Abdullah al-Hussein (PBUH) using art and religious rituals.

These performances are held in the outer area of ​​the Tehran City Theater, Imam Hossein Square, and the Khavaran Cultural Center, thanks to the efforts of the Ashura International Foundation.

In the international section, a group from Nigeria led by Morteza Jibrin will perform in the outer area of Tehran City Theater​​ and Khavaran Cultural Center.

Also, a group from Iraq, led by Ali al-Aboodi, will perform in the outer area of ​​the Tehran City Theater and Khavaran Cultural Center as well as Imam Hossein Square.


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