Arbaeen Walk: 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 land and air borders will be closed to pilgrims who intend to go to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Arbaeen, the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), in order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Iran’s health minister says this year’s Arbaeen march, which is to mark the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), will be held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The traditional chest-beating and mourning ceremony of the Iranian southern city of Bushehr is being performed in Poland for a week by artists of Hoomehr Cultural and Artistic Band.
A viral photo shows senior Iranian diplomat Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has participated in the Arba’een march, the world’s largest religious gathering in the world.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has expressed his immense gratitude for the Iraqi people’s hospitality during this year’s Arbaeen season and for hosting the Iranian pilgrims, giving an assurance that Iran will stand by the Iraqi nation.
Iran’s first vice president has travelled to Iraq to attend the annual Arba’een processions, the world’s largest pilgrimage which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam.
Millions of Shiite Muslims have flocked to the Iraqi city of Karbala to mark the annual Arba’een pilgrimage, a trek of at least 76 km, to commemorate the anniversary of the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali (AS), the third Shiite Imam.
A senior Iranian official says the Arba’een march and mourning ceremonies are a sign of close friendship between the people of Iran and Iraq.
Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has praised the actions taken during Arba’een this year saying that 3.5 million pilgrims from Iran have participated in the religious march.