A disabled devotee en-route to Karbala on all fours

Disabled lover

A disabled Iraqi man sets out, on all fours, on a 300 km trip to attend a Shiite ceremony in Karbala.

For a second year in a row, a strong-willed disabled Iraqi who hails from the southeastern province of Maysan, is crawling in the direction of Karbala, a holy city in the southwest of Iraq home to Imam Hussein Shrine.

In spite of severe physical disability, his admiration and respect for Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, has given him enough strength to set out on this challenging trip.

That the Iraqi man’s marathon journey has been timed to coincide with the International Day of People with Disability encouraged IFP to cover the news story.

The following is a photo gallery of Mr. Khadam Abna.ir, (Ahlu-Bayt News Agency) which overs news about Shiism, posted on its website:



Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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