Salam to all brothers and sisters
Tonight is the first night of Muharram in the year 2020 and the day of Ashura is coming in ten days so Let me first offer my deepest condolence to Imam of our time, Imam Mahdi (PBUH), and to all of his lovers for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH), the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
As you may know , Ziyarat Nahiya is a ziyarat said by Imam Mahdi about Imam Hussain (PBUH) and thanks God who helped me to prepare the first image for Muharram and Ashura 2020 by a part of this Ziyarat which is about the cure in Imam Hussain’s grave’s soil or “Torbat” in Arabic especially at this time of pandemic disease of Covid-19.
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Peace be upon [Hussain] whom God placed the cure in his grave’s soil
السلام علی من جعل الله الشفاء فی تربته
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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
Our great condolence to Imam Mahdi (PBUH) for the martyrdom anniversary of lady Zainab, the prophet Muhammad’s grand daughter and the beloved Imam Hussain’s sister, the lady who watched how Yazid’s Army killed Imam Hussain and all of the men in her family one by one on one day, Ashura, in Karbala. She saw by herself how people who called themselves Muslim, cut the head of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his men in the same way the terrorist group of ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) murder innocent people in Syria nowadays. She observed how they moved the men’s heads in front of their women and children who were captured toward the land of “Sham” (or “Levant” in English). Sham is now called Syria where the holy shrine of lady Zainab (PBUH) is located.
The holy shrine of lady Zainab in Syria where “the defenders of the holy shrine“ are fighting against the terrorist group of ISIL not to allow them to close to the lady for one more time.
A head band with the name of Lady Zeinab in Arabic language
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The holy shrine of Lady Zainab:
Shia Muslims commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson , Imam Hussain,during the first 10 days of Muharram. They dressed in black, participate in mourning ceremonies and processions. Reading Ziyarat Ashura, listening to the speech, memorizing Imam Hussain’s thoughts and goals and mourning for Imam Hussain by what happened to the prophet Muhammad’s households are parts of a mourning ceremony.
The following video is a part of a mourning ceremony contained a type of mourning for Imam Hussain (PBUH) held in the 4th night of Muharram by Sayyid Majid Bani Fateme in Tehran, Iran.
Everyday during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslim people can break their fast in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain. This fast-breaking meal which is called “Iftari” among Muslims is flattened in a 200 meters table by some people for the sake of God and the love of Imam Hussain.
Imam Hussain is the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam but he dose not belong only to Shia Muslims. His life can inspire all the people.
In the above Image I used the Prophet Muhammad’s saying about Imam Hussain (PBUH):
حسین منی و انا من حسین
“Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain.”
This saying was quoted in many Shia and Sunni books including Bihar Al-Anvar V.43 and Sonan Termizi, V.5, p.658.