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Day of Ashura : Christian people in the holy shrine of Imam Hussain

Imam Hussain is not only belonged to Shia Muslim people but also people from different religions such as christian people admire Imam Hussain and cry for him when they heard the story of Ashura.

Ashura

Ashura

Christian people in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala, Iraq.

Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was killed on the day of Ashura at Karbala. He and all 72 of his men including his six-old-son were killed and beheaded one by one and all of  their women and  children were captured on Ashura day. Thus, each year people worldwide commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain and mourn for him on Ashura and Arbaeen.

Arbaeen is the 40th day following Ashura. It’s a day in which the world’s biggest peaceful gathering was held annually at Karbala by people from many different countries, with different languages. All nations flock to Karbala to mourn for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom and make a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen. Some Imam Hussain’s lovers walk for 80 kilometers from Najaf to Karbala and some provide free food, drink and accommodation for them on this way.

Is Imam Hussain the person who mentioned in the following verses of Bible:

Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30)

And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, (Revelation 5:9)

Read more from Bible at here

 

 

Arbaeen quotes | Pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen

Arbaeen, the magnificent movement of followers and lovers of the holy prophet Muhammad’s family is underway.

Millions of people are now walking to Karbala, to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain to mark the day of Arbaeen.

The pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen is one of the signs of a believers in the Islamic school as Imam Hassan Al-Askari (PBUH) who is the descendant of Imam Hussain and the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated that:

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Arbaeen

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

The signs of a believer are five [1] :

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 “ (Tahzib Al-Ahkam: V.6 , P.52)

 

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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.

Arbaeen 2017 | On the way to Karbala

Arbaeen 2017 is coming and millions of Imam Hussain’s lovers are going to Karbala for Arbaeen to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson.

Millions of Muslim people walk at least 80 kilometers toward the holy shrine of Imam Hussain for Arbaeen. There is no concern about food, drink and accommodation on this journey as Imam Hussain’s lovers kindly provide what the pilgrims need in this way.

I Recorded this video on my way from Najaf to Karbala about 10 days before the day of Arbaeen, on Nov. 1, 2017.

Many thanks to our Iraqian Muslim brothers and sisters for their hospitality in this way.

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Arbaeen Quote : Visit God in his throne by the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain’s holy shrine

The world’s biggest peaceful pilgrimage is underway…

The pilgrimage of Imam Hussain’s holy shrine was recommended many times in the Islamic and Shia quotes (ahadith). You can see one of such quotes stated by Imam Reza (PBUH), the 8th Shia Imam, in the following image:

Whoever makes a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain near the Euphrates river, is like the one who visits God at his throne.

Thawab al-A’mal, p 147

قال الرضا علیه السلام: من زار قبر ابی عبدالله علیه السلام بشط الفرات کان کمن زار الله فی عرشه

کسی که قبر امام حسین علیه السلام را در کنار فرات زیارت کند، مانند کسی است که خدا را در بالای عرش زیارت نموده است

ثواب الاعمال شیخ صدوق، صفحه 147

Translated to English by ashuraaa.wordpress.com

 

 

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When is Arbaeen 2017?

Arbaeen is the 40th day following the day of Ashura and in the year of 2017, Arbaeen will fall on Friday in 10th November in Iraq (Updated according to the office of Ayatullah Sistani) 

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

Shia Muslim people pray in congregation in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen night in Karbala, Iraq

Arbaeen is the day in which the world’s biggest peaceful gathering is held annually around the holy shrine of Imam Hussain, the heart of the city of Karbala and millions of  Imam Hussain lovers across the world flock into Karbala for the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen.

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

A huge numbers of pilgrims arrive in Karbala on foot. They walk for at least 80 kilometers from Najaf to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala. Walking on Arbaeen is the best way to introduce Imam Hussain to the world and to help the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, the 12th Imam.  Arbaeen is also a way to memorize how much difficulties lady Zeainab and Hussain’s children tolerate as they were captive toward Karbala although there is no concern at all about food, drink and accommodation on the way to Karbala as some Imam Hussain’s lovers especially the Iraqian Shia Muslim people kindly provide what pilgrims might need on this way. They prepare everything for the pilgrims for free, for the love of Imam Hussain.

Arbaeen

Arbaeen

A pilgrim from Canada

It’s really hard to me to explain what I have seen on this way. Giving up the usual life exactly at the time being very busy is not very simple but when you gave it all up,  you can experience a completely different life style on the way toward Karbala. You can feel a fresh love inside your heart toward Imam Hussain despite the difficulties of walking you might have in this way. You can see millions of people with different nationalities and languages surrendering you in this way with the same love toward Hussain inside their hearts as the holy prophet Muhammad stated that “Surely , there exists in the hearts of the believers, with respect to the martyrdom of Hussain, a heat that never subsides.”

The pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen was said to be one of the signs of a believers according to the quote received from Imam Hassan al-Asgari.

 Walking on the way toward Karbala for Arbaeen in the words of Imam Khamenei, the supreme leader of Islamic Ummah.  A video clip made by Khamenei.ir

 

See more photos of Arbaeen and walking on the way toward Karbala at here

Day of Ashura : A part of Imam Hussain’s Will

Imam Hussain (PBUH) was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was martyred on the day of Ashura in Karbala.  He left a will before departing from the city of Medina and travelling toward Iraq. You will see A part of Imam Hussain’s will to his brother Muhammad-e-Hanafiya in the following image in three languages;

day of ashura

day of ashura

 

“I did not rise up for the cause of wickedness, amusement, corruption or oppression, but I rose up to reform the Muslim community of my grandfather [Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)]. I want to promote virtue and prevent vice.”

اني لم اخرج اشرا و لا بطرا و لامفسدا و لاظالما انما خرجت لطلب الاصلاح

في امة جدي و اريد ان امر با لمعروف و انهي عن المنكر

Bihar Al-Anvar: V.44, P. 329

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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