• Devotees mark Arba’een as COVID-19 restricts pilgrimage to Karbala

    Oct 08, 2020 13:24

    Muslims around the world commemorate Arba’een or the 40th day following the heartrending tragedy of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Husain (AS), the younger grandson and 3rd Infallible Successor of the Almighty’s Last and Greatest Messenger to mankind with the universal creed of Islam, Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny).

  • Kashmiris commemorate Arba’een

    Oct 08, 2020 22:04

    Like previous years, Kashmiris have commemorated Arba’een, but this year, they have imposed some restrictions on the commemoration due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Afghans mark Arbaeen amid security threats, coronavirus pandemic

    Oct 08, 2020 21:52

    This year, people in Afghanistan have preferred to mark Arba'een inside mosques, cultural centers and other religious sites due to serious concerns about security threats mainly coming from the Daesh terrorist group as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Iranians marks Arba'een with social distancing

    Oct 08, 2020 16:31

    In Iran, due to the coronavirus pandemic, only a handful of the centers got permission for Arba'een mourning ceremonies, and were only allowed to be held with strict limitations.

  • Iraqis pay tribute to General Soleimani a day before Arbaeen

    Oct 07, 2020 20:08

    Iraqi Muslim pilgrims perform rituals a day before the Arbaeen in Karbala while paying tribute to Major General Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), who were martyred in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad earlier this year.

  • Iraq's Hashd al-Sha’abi says will oversee security of Arba’een processions

    Oct 07, 2020 09:10

    The chairman of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, says the anti-terror resistance group will continue to defend Iraqi territory and sovereignty.

  • Shia Muslims flock to Iraq's Karbala to mark Arba’een amid virus curbs

    Oct 05, 2020 08:18

    Tens of thousands of Shia Muslims have been heading to Iraq's holy city of Karbala to mark Arba’een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shias' Imam, amid tightened measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.