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Ziyarat Arbaeen

The day of Arbaeen 2020 is coming in less than a week and so sadly we are here at home, far from you O’ Aba Abdillah! [1] You know that all the way toward Karbala have been closed to stop Coronavirus spreading and we have no way toward the holy shrine of you!

We’ve got to obey the decisions made by national center of anti-corona in Iran, because the grand leader of the Islamic community, Imam Khamenei, has asked us not to do anything against their rules. He has also recommended that we express our love toward you at our homes and read Ziyarat Arbaeen in an attentive manner and complain of this situation to you! [2]

O’ Aba Abdillah! you know we wished to come, but it was not possible as you see this situation. Please help us in such a way you know it and accept us again. [3]

Ziyarat Arbaeen

Ziyarat Arbaeen

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[1] Aba Abdillah is a respectful way of calling Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson (PBUH)

[2] Read the complete Ayatullah Khamenei’s speech on September 21, 2020 at here

[3] The text is dedicated to Imam Hussain (PBUH). 

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.

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) 

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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

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

Arbaeen 2014

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.

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014

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.

The 40th day

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

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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