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.
This year, Iranians who missed the Arbaeen march toward Imam Hussein’s shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala, held their own walk from Tehran’s Imam Hossein Square to the Abdol Azim Hassani shrine in Shahre Ray on the outskirt of the Iranian capital.
The ‘messy’ preparation for Iranian pilgrims to embark on the million-man Arbaeen walk in neighboring Iraq is a giveaway of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi administration’s performance a year into office, a left-leaning newspaper argues.
Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says a fourth of the Iranian Arbaeen pilgrims have returned to the country from Iraq.
Four Iranian pilgrims lose their lives as the van carrying them flips over on a road in the Iraqi province of Hillah, bringing the fatalities among Iranian nationals on Arba’een pilgrimage in the Arab country to 13.
The chair of the Iranian parliament’s health commission has criticized the government for failing to provide the necessary infrastructure for the travel of five million nationals, who were planned to head to Iraq for Arbaeen march.
Iran’s interior minister says the Khosravi crossing on the border with Iraq will not accept any Arbaeen pilgrims until further notice.
Iranians are ending their Arba’een pilgrimage early and returning home from Iraq as the neighboring Arab country is struggling with millions of pilgrims who arrived there from around the world over the last few days for the mourning rituals.
Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has held meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad to explore ways of facilitating the Arbaeen ceremonies in which millions of people participate including many from Iran.
Iran’s interior minister is on an official visit to Iraq, which is hosting the massive Arba’een walk and pilgrimage joined by millions of Shia Muslims from Iran and elsewhere in the world.
The governor of Iran’s western Ilam Province says necessary arrangements have been made to enable the pilgrims holding emergency passports to cross the border into Iraq, and there is currently no issue facing their journey.
An Iranian official says over 6,000 pilgrims are currently entering Iraq from Iran’s western Mehran border crossing on a daily basis, as the neighboring country is preparing to host a large Shia mourning ceremony in a few weeks.
With Covid-related restrictions eased worldwide, up to five million Iranian pilgrims are expected to visit Iraq later this year to join the massive march of Arba’een, which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of the third Shia Imam’s martyrdom, an official says.
Reports say over 14 million people have participated in this year’s Arbaeen ceremonies in the Iraqi city of Karbala.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi says Baghdad will increase the number of visas for Iranian pilgrims to attend Arbaeen ceremonies.
Iraq has reportedly doubled the visa quota for Iranian pilgrims to participate in Arbaeen ceremonies.
The deputy governor of Iran’s southwestern Province of Khouzestan says neighboring Iraq does not admit any pilgrims through its land borders, during the upcoming Arbaeen ceremonies, which mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein.
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.