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Arbaeen : A Lament in the Presence of Imam Khamenei + English Subtitle

Sayid Reza Narimani was unknown to me when I heard his lamentation for the first time. He performed this in front of  the supreme leader of  Islamic nations, Imam Khamenei at the first of the meeting with the people of Isfahan. It was happen at the same time people were walking to the Karbala on Arbaeen.
This lamentation was about Arbaeen. It was for Imam Hussain (PBUH) and for remembering of all the martyrs who were killed by the ISIL theorist group in Syria while they defend the holy shrine of lady Zeinab, the beloved Imam Hussain’s sister and the granddaughter of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

A lamentation by Sayid reza Narimani on Arbaeen 2016

English translation by ashuraaa.wordpress.com

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Arbeen 2016: Photos of My journey to Karbala, A walk to the holy shrine of Imam Husayn

Arbaeen is a day on which the largest gathering in the world is held by Shia Muslim people in peace. Each year, the holy shrine of Imam Husayn in the city of Karbala receives an increasing number of pilgrims across all over the world. It was reported officially that on Arbaeen 2016, more than 20 millions pilgrims have gathered at Karbala. Despite the all modern technologies, millions of pilgrims prefer to walk 80 Km from Najaf to Karbala to show their love toward Imam Husayn and to his living son, the 12th Shia Imam (Imam Mahdi). In addition,  It is quoted that the pilgrimage of Imam Husayn on Arbaeen is a sign of a believer and every single step toward the holy shrine of Imam Husayn, can wipe out one sin and have one reward.

Thanks God, this year I was among the millions of pilgrims who walk to Karbala. To be honest, the journey was not such easy but undauntedly, it was an excellent journey that one should experienced it by him/herself. A different life style in which only one backpack is enough to start the journey as everything is prepared for free by Shia muslim people on the way to Karbala.

Many thanks to Iraqi people who compete each others to be at our service for God’s sake and for the love of Imam Husayn. They offer everything they have to pilgrims as they wish to be like  Imam Husayn who gave everything he had to revive Islam.

I do apologize at first that my photos can not show the all aspects of Arbaeen as I am not a photographer and I took photos with my mobile phone.

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Offering free water to the pilgrims on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2016

No matter where you come
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When is Arbaeen 2016?

Arbaeen is the 40 days following the day of Ashura and this year, Arbaeen 2016 will fall on the November 21 in Iraq.

Every year Muslim people leave their usual lives in their countries to walk 80 Km toward the holy shrine of Imam Husayn who was martyred at Karbala.

Arbaeen is the world’s largest annual peaceful gathering held by Muslim people around the world. It is an amazing spiritual journey in which you do not have to concern about food, water or accommodations. Everything is prepared for the pilgrims of Imam Husayn by non-government Muslim people for free on the way to Karbala. You can experience a true love in the real life by all the Muslim people around you especially by the Iraqi Shia people. They do it as they are the followers of Imam Husayn who gave all he had for the God’s sake.

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Arbaeen

This year, I am going to walk from Najaf to Karbala by my whole family In-Sha-Allah and If God helped me I will publish some photos of this fantastic journey on my Instagram page: @husayn.ashura

 

 

Show Your Love Toward Husayn on Arbaeen

When I was younger, I was seeing people in love with imam Husayn and I tried to understand this kind of Love but I couldn’t feel it. I could not understand the feeling of those people who want to go to Karbala as a pilgrim of Imam Husayn despite all troubles and dangers over there. Walking 80 Km to the holy shrine of Imam Husayn on the day of Arbaeen is a ridiculous way to choose despite all existing vehicle in theses days,  but definitely It is a way to show our love toward Husayn to the world and let all the people in the world know that there is a true love differed from the other loves tried to show by Hollywood movies.

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“God Loves who loves Hussain”

احب الله من احب حسینا

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Walking on #Arbaeen is a way to introduce a man who gave all he had for God’s sake to save the last version of the religion from utter distortions; Walking on Arbaeen is a way to hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi.

 

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Arbaeen 2015: My Photos on the way to Karbala (2)

Thanks God, It was my 1st travel to Karbala and the 1st time walking on Arbaeen but interestingly everything on the way to Karbala was so familiar to me as I had seen most of them at the photos of the previous years.

It was kindness and love all over on the way to Karbala despite what Lady Zainab and Imam Hussain’s children saw on this way more than 14 centuries ago while they were captive…

Many thanks to Iraqi people who provided everything that pilgrims needed on this way.

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Arbaeen 2015 – on the way to Karbala

Labbaik O’ Hussain(PBUH) written on a Shi’ite girl’s back pack

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Arbaeen 2015 -on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2015: 27 Million Pilgrims Flock to Karbala + photos

In the last few days, Another epic of Arbaeen was made in Karbala by Imam Hussain’s Lovers around the world. The number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen 2015 was said to hit 27 million according to news.

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Arbaeen 2015

Although some media have preferred to ignore this largest annual peaceful gathering in the world! but if you were on the way toward Karbala, you would see the huge people walking around you at day and night with their back packs in such a way that Read More…

When is Arbaeen 2015?

The day of Arbaeen is the 40th day following Ashura and in the year of 2015, Arbaeen in Iraq will fall on Thursday, the 3rd of December. [Updated according to the news]

The Arbaeen ceremony is the largest peaceful gatherings in the world that is annually occurs 40 days after the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH), and his companions on the day of Ashura.

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Arbaeen

In the last year, I was only a virtual visitor of Arbaeen epic, sitting behind my laptop and insert some photos of Imam Hussain’s pilgrims into my blog and so on, but this year I’m going to be among  millions of pilgrims on the way to Karbala despite Read More…

A heat in the hearts: Quote about Imam Hussain by Prophet Muhammad 3

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Imam Hussain is the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was martyred on the day of Ashura in Karbala in 680 A.D. All 72 of his companions including his family and even his Read More…

On the way to Karbala -2

The latest photos of Arbaeen 2014 published :

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Arbaeen 2014 – Imam Khomeini photo on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – polishing your shoes for the love of Imam Hussain

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20 million people in Karbala for Arbaeen 2014

According to the news of today, the estimated number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen 2014 was said to hit 20 million.

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Arbaeen night – 12th December 2014 in Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – in Karbala

More pilgrims from around the world are pouring into Karbala to commemorate the religious ceremony, which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hossein (PBUH).

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Arbaeen 2014 – Walking to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – Walking to Karbala

Black-clad pilgrims are walking toward Karbala, where they will take part in the mourning ceremonies around Imam Hossein’s holy shrine.

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Arbaeen 2014

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Arbaeen night – 12th December 2014 in Karbala

According to Iraqi authorities, some 17 million people have already arrived in the holy city and a three million more are expected for Saturday.

Arbaeen Quote

Imam Hasan Al-Askari (PBUH) who is from the descendant of Imam Hussain and the prophet Muhammad (PBUH)  has said: [1]

The signs of a believer are five:

1.Performing 51 units of prayer [2] [of which 17 units are the obligatory prayers and 34 units are the recommended prayers per day]
2. Pilgrimage of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on Arbaeen [the 40th day following Ashura],
3. Wearing a ring on the right hand,
4. Placing the forehead on the earth [during Sajdah in the prayer];
5. Saying Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” [which means “In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful”] aloud during the prayer “[3]

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[1] The quotation from Imam Hasan Al-Askari in Arabic language:

“علامات المؤمنین خمس : صلاةُ الاحدی و الخمسین و زیارةُ الاربعین والتـَختم فی الیَمین و تـَعفیرُ الجـَبین و الجَهر ببسم الله الرحمن الرحیم”

[2]  Each prayer or Salat in Islam consists of  individual units called Rakat. Each Rakat is very similar to each other except some minor details.

[3] References: Tahzib Al-Ahkam: V.6 , P.52;  Mesbah Al-mojtahid: p.730

Arbaeen – When you Love some one…

In this video you can see some parts of a documentary named Ma’bar which is about the people walking to Karbala to arrive at Arbaeen. The main language of the complete version of this documentary is Persian and you can download it from here.

The 40th day

Every year, on the 40th day, something amazing happens in Karbala…

On the way to Karbala – Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014 is coming in less than a week.

Some people have already begun their journey of about 550 kilometers from Basrah, a city in Iraq, to arrive in Karbala at Arbaeen 2014.

The day of Arbaeen is 40 days following Ashura and in this year, Arbaeen will fall on 13th December.

Here are some photos of people walking toward Karbala and the people who offer food , fruits and everything they may need on the way to Karbala.

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

Can you guess what the photographer want to show us by the following Image of Arbaeen?!

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

Yes,  actually It is a bit hard to understand but the man is offering a pleasant smell to Imam Hussain’s pilgrims on the way to Karbala.

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

Feeding Imam Hussain’s pilgrims for the love of Imam hussain on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

In the following four images, you can see how people offer their homes to Imam Hussain’s pilgrims for resting at night for free on the way to Karbala.

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Arbaeen-2014 – Offering free accommodation

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Arbaeen-2014 – Offering their homes as free accommodation to Imam Hussain’s pilgrims

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Arbaeen-2014 – Offering free accommodation

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Arbaeen-2014 – Offering free accommodation

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Arbaeen 2014 – On the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014

 

 See more photos of Arbaeen at Arbaeen

 

 

On the way to Karbala

Karbala holds the holy shrine of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his companions, so millions of Muslims around the world make their way to the city of Karbala to commemorate the day of Arbaeen in every year.

The day of Arbaeen is 40 days following Ashura and in this year(2014) Arbaeen will fall on 13th December.

According to news, many pilgrims have begun a journey of 55 miles or so to Karbala by their own foot for the love of Imam Hussain (PBUH). Here are some photos of the previous years I’ve selected for you.

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On the way to Karbala

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A famous Iranian cleric walking to Karbala

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