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Ashura: The Most Bizarre of Persian Holidays

Today, November 3rd, 2014 marks the day of Ashura for Iranians, also considered the most bizarre of Persian holidays.
What is Ashura?

Culturally, Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, who defiantly rode with his entire family at the Battle of Karbala against the army of the caliphate to be slaughtered.

Why would […]

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International Day of Prayer

Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Here are 5 ways to pray for the country and people of Iran.
1. Pray for the church.
Pray for the church to continue to boldly proclaim the gospel, plant churches, reach out to the felt need of the poor, needy and hopeless. [1]

Since Ayatollah […]

By |November 2nd, 2014|News|0 Comments