Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:31AM
(Photo by AFP)
(Photo by AFP)

These are some of the stories covered in this episode of IRAN program:

Muharram

It is that time of year again. Shia Muslims mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet of Islam’s grandson. The tremor of the horrific calamity that struck the prophet’s household was so extreme that still today when believers commemorate the tragedy, it puts shivers down their back and brings tears to their eyes. In the year 680 AD, Imam Hussein was ruthlessly martyred but his legacy lives on. 

Sash Windows

It is difficult not to notice buildings with nice architecture. You must have seen some beautifully designed buildings with sash windows. They are not that common today. But back in the day when they were popular, Iranians-as custom, mingled their arty taste to sash windows.

Persian Needlework

Needlework is one of many exquisite Persian arts. In the old days it was a hobby for the ladies at home. Today, it is an industry and a source of income for many.