RNA - Representative of Grand Ayatollah Sistani appreciates all who served in Arba`een Walk.
Hujjat al Islam Abd al-Mahdi al-Karbalai representative of Grand Ayatollah Sistani and custodian of Imam Hussain`s (pbuh) holy shrine, in an interview with Iraqi Noon news agency said, “Imam Hussain`s Arba`een pilgrimage, is a great school which Ahl al-Bait (Family of Prophet Muhammad) advised people to follow it and also Islamic scholars have persuaded people to perform it”.
“More than 14 million pilgrims from Iraq and other countries attend Arbaeen Walk”, the scholar stated.
“We appreciate all of Mawkebs*, security forces, health care, Media, managers of Imam Hussain and Hazrat Abbas holy shrines and everyone who served in this holy way”
Arba'een or Arbain is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, who was killed on the 10th day of the month of Muharram. Imam Husayn ibn Ali and 72 of his companions were killed by Yazid I's army in the Battle of Karbala in 61 AH (680 CE).
Mawkeb: People who gather to offer services to Imam Hussain`s pilgrims.
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