This article summarizes the opinions of several senior Iranian sources of emulation on ‎how to hold the solemn Muharram and Safar mourning ceremonies of the months of ‎Muharram and Safar during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.‎

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei:‎
‎“The standard is what health experts say and my advice for everyone is to follow the ‎rules set by them for mourning ceremonies because the issue is very important.”‎

Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi:‎
‎“On one hand, the mourning ceremonies of Muharram must be held with observance of ‎health protocols, on the other hand, the spiritual and religious aspects of this month ‎should not be neglected. Under no circumstances should Ashura mourning be ‎prevented.”‎

Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Vahid-Khorasani:
‎“The rituals of Ahl al-Bayt and especially the mourning ceremony of the Master of ‎Martyrs [Imam al-Husayn] should not be closed but with observance of health issues ‎and what the experts in this field. recommend.”‎

Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani:‎
‎“As Imam Khomeyni said, all we have is from Muharram and Safar… We will hold ‎Muharram mourning ceremonies within the framework of health protocols such as ‎wearing masks and social distancing, the believers should follow the advices of health ‎professionals to maintain their health and also of others. We will also benefit from ‎activities on cyberspace (social media).” ‎

Grand Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani-Tabrizi:‎
‎“The community health officials must plan in such a way that both mourning ceremony ‎and the health of the people are protected. We hope that God Almighty will ward off ‎the evil of this epidemic for everyone.”‎

Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad-Ali Alavi-Gorgani:‎
‎“Holding the mourning for the Master of Martyrs in the month of Muharram is one of ‎the most important religious rituals that should never be forgotten but in the current ‎situation, it is necessary to hold the mourning ceremonies in compliance with the health ‎tips in order to maintain everyone’s health.”‎

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