The world’s biggest peaceful gathering was held once more on the day of Arbaeen around the holy shrine of Imam Hussain at Karbala. More than 20 millions of Imam Hussain’s lovers flocked to Karbala from all over the world for the pilgrimage of Imam Hussain on the day of Arbaeen.
Flag of Sweden on the way to Karbala for Arbaeen
Flag of Canada 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 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)
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.
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.
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 in 2017 was marked by Muslim people in London, UK.
Muslim people in London, had some banners and placards against the ISIS or ISIL terrorist group during Ashura procession.
ISIS will lose and Love will win!
90% of ISIS victims have been Muslim.
Muslim girls and women also participated in Ashura procession to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura in London in 2017.
Shia Muslim dressed in black took part in the Ashura procession and mourned for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain in peace. they did not self-flagellate themselves as some western media try to show it to the world.
Photos were taken from Luay al-Khatteeb Tweeter verified account.
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;
“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
Nazri food and drinks are free food and drinks which are distributed among the mourners of Imam Hussain and all other people during the month of Muharram and especially on the day of Ashura.
Shia Muslims do not fast on Ashura. Thus, Some Shia Muslims prepare and hold up some stations on public places on the day of Ashura to distribute Nazri food and drinks among others for free. They do it for the happiness of God and to show their love toward Imam Hussain (PBUH) who was martyred on Ashura day while he was thirsty.
The following photos were sent to us from a group of shia Iranian young Muslims who held up a station on the way towards the holy shrine of Lady Masumah (PBUH) in Qom, Iran to offer chocolate milk and lemonade to the mourners and other people during the days of Tasua and Ashura.
Such stations are not related to any organizations or governments and they only charged by the people who love Imam Hussain.
Shia muslims dressed in black show their grief and sorrow for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain
Shia Muslims in Iran marked the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain on the day of Ashura by participating on Ashura ceremonies and processions held in all over the cities of Iran.
Shia children take part in Ashura procession held on the day of Ashura in Iran
Shia muslim mark the day of Ashura 2017 inside the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Iran
Mourners inside the holy shrine of Lady Masumah in qom, Iran
The symbolic event of burning tents of Imam Hussain’s family by Yazid’s army following the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and all 72 of his men on the day of Ashura
Day of Ashura is the culmination of a ten day annual mourning period in the lunar month of Muharram for the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was the third Shia Imam.
Today was the day of Ashura in 2017. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, traveling from worldwide descended on Karbala, to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) with officials putting their numbers at more than 3 million.
Ashura 2017: Shia Muslims mark the day of Ashura in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala
Shia Muslims dressed in black, mourn for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain who was beheaded violently in thirsts and his body was left on the land, with horses running on him… All 72 of his men including his sons and families had already been beheaded one by one in front of his eyes. Read More…
While a dark, violent and blood shedding images of Islam have been presented to the world in these days by western media and through the deviant and ignorant Muslims, True Muslims have to present the true face of Islam. Voluntary blood donation on the day of Ashura can provide a good opportunity to us to show a glimpse of the truth of Islam and true Muslims to the world. So by following the path of the Greatest Martyr (Imam Hussein [PBUH]) we present the glory of Islam to the world by donating our blood.
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Thus each year, Shia Muslims around the world follow the path of the greatest Martyr, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson (Imam Hussain [PBUH]) and donate their blood on the day of Ashura to save the lives of others and to present the reality of Islam. Read More…
Day of Ashura was a day Imam Hussain and 72 of his companions including his six-month-old son Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH) were all killed and beheaded at the land of Karbala.
Thus, Each year mothers along with their infant mark the The International day of Ali Asghar ( global day of Ali Asghar) by participating in the great ceremonies held across the world to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali Asghar and Imam Hussain (PBUH). These especial ceremonies are held on the first Friday of Muharram in Iran.
Last Friday was the International day of Ali Asghar in 2017 : Read More…
Today is the first day of Muharram and Ashura is coming in 9 days later.
Every places such as the streets, Mosques and the holy shrine of Imam Hussain, Imam Reza, lady Fatima and Jamkaran holy mosque in Iran have been covered with black for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain.
Shia muslim people were also dressed in black, commemorate all the first ten days of Muharram to follow the way Imam Reza, the 8th Shia Imam, was mourning for Imam Hussain. Read More…
Ashura 2017 is on Sunday, the 1st of October (1/10/2017).
“Ashura” (/ʌʃuːrʌ /) means “tenth” in Arabic language and the day of Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram(/Mohærræm/), the first month in the Islamic calendar but each year, the day of Ashura falls in a different day in the Georgian calendar as the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Georgian calendar is a solar one.
Day of Ashura was the day in which Imam Husayn, and all 72 of his companions were violently killed and beheaded one by one and all their women and children were captured.
Imam Hussain was the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam who prophet Muhammad had stated about him:
“Hussain is from me and I’m from Hussain”
but he was murdered in fifty years following the prophet Muhammad by the people who called themselves Muslim!
Imam Hussain was surrounded by an Army of 30,000 at the land of Karbala on his way to Kufah in the year 61 Hijri (about 680 AD). Paying allegiance to Yazid was the only way for Imam Hussain to survive but Yazid did not believe in prophetess and revelation as he said it openly and his behaviors were against the Islamic rules. Thus there was no way for Imam Hussain except to sacrifice what they had to save Islam from utter distortion and destruction.