• Large numbers of pilgrims travel to Iraq to commemorate Arba’een

Large numbers of pilgrims travel to Iraq each year, walking the distance between the Iraqi holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, which houses the Imam Hussein’s (PBUH) holy shrine, so as to be able to be there by Arba’een.

Arba’een occurs 40 days after Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar calendar month of Moharram, when Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny) was martyred at the hands of the tyrant of the time, Yazid I, back in the seventh century.

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Nov 09, 2017 10:06 UTC
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