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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At least 11 Iranian pilgrims have been killed and 19 others wounded in a car accident in the eastern Iraqi city of Kut.
Iran’s Interior Minister says the world’s mainstream media are not willing to cover the world’s largest religious gathering, Arba’een, which is held to mark the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam.
IRGC Chief Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says Iranian pilgrims were more enthusiastic this year to flock to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala in Iraq to commemorate Arba’een, the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.
Iraq’s new Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim has assured his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif that Iran’s pilgrims will receive the required services during their stay in Iraq for Arba’een pilgrimage.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says if it was not for the sacrifices made by those who fought terrorists in Syria and Iraq, the enemy would have approached the shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) and Shiite pilgrims could not go to Karbala on Arba’een.
Hundreds of professional correspondents, media managers and technical staff are leaving Iran for Iraq to give a full coverage to Arba’een, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.
Chief-Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has called for better services and welfare facilities for Pakistani pilgrims as they cross Iran to attend the Arba’een religious gathering in Iraq.
Reports show that a significant portion of the capacity of flights from Iran to Iraq has been sold out in the days leading to the Arba’een ceremony, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam Hussein ibn Ali (AS).