Oct 19, 2019 06:38 UTC
  • Arba'een pilgrims walking from Najaf to Karbala (2)

Millions of pilgrims come together from around the world on the occasion of Arba’een in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala annually making the largest religious gathering ever.

Arba’een, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shias’ Imam.

Each year, a huge crowd of people flock to the holy city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (PBUH) is located, to perform mourning rites.