The latest news and views about Arba’een, the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shiite Imam.
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Iran’s Leader has praised the authorities who organized the “glorious and marvellous” Arba’een ceremonies, particularly the Iraqi government and security forces.
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.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the new US administration is highly skilled in looting the resources of countries in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia.
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.