Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for pledging to make Saudi Arabia a bastion of “moderate Islam”, saying the concept is a false one originated from the West.
This year a number of well-known Americans, including political and social personalities,have taken part in Arba’een pilgrimage, the world’s largest religious gathering, in Iraq.
Every year, millions of Shiites go on Arba’een pilgrimage, a trek of at least 76 km, to commemorate the anniversary of the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS), in the Iraqi city of Karbala.
A Swedish national who serves food and drink to mourners heading to Karbala says Arba’een pilgrimage can help get Imam Hussein and his uprising known worldwide.
Three African-American rap artists have participated in this year’s Arba’een pilgrimage, the world’s largest religious gathering annually held in Iraq.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei applauded the growing enthusiasm for commemoration of Arbaeen, describing the magnificent pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala to mark Arbaeen as a major event bestowed by Almighty God.
The house of the late founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in the Iraqi city of Najaf is one of the most visited places during Arba’een pilgrimage, the world’s largest religious gathering.
A former American congresswoman, known for her anti-war stances, is in Iraq to attend the Arba’een walk, where she has to travel from Najaf to Karbala on foot.
An Iranian air defence commander has announced that the flights passing Iran’s airspace during Arba’een would be closely observed using advanced radar systems.
Iran has deployed a balloon in its border with Iraq as part of an unprecedented project to provide free Wi-Fi internet service for the Arba’een pilgrims.