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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

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.

Arbaeen 2016

Arbaeen

Offering free water to the pilgrims on the way to Karbala

Arbaeen 2016

Arbaeen

No matter where you come
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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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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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Arbaeen, 40 days after Ashura

40 days after Ashura is called Arbaeen (/ærbæyi:n/).

The Arbaeen ceremony is one of 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 , 40 days after Ashura

Millions of Muslims around the world make their way to the city of Karbala in Iraq to commemorate Arbaeen every yearmany of these pilgrims make a journey of 55 miles or so, on their own foot for the love of Imam Hussain (PBUH) despite the terrorist attacks. 

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Walking to Karbala for Arbaeen

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Walking to Karbala for Arbaeen

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Walking to Karbala for Arbaeen

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Walking to Karbala

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Walking to Karbala

Karbala is the city where the holy shrine of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson is held in and it was the destination of an estimated more than 20 million people in Arbaeen 2014.

This year, Arbaeen will fall on Saturday 13th, December 2014.

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The holy shrine the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH)

Stay tuned for more photos from Arbaeen.

Many thanks to arbaeen.me for these photos.