Thursday, December 25, 2014

Congratulations on Rabi' AlAwal

Congratulations on the appearance of the moon of Rabi'AlAvval, the month in which the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and Imam Sadiq (AS) were born.

اللهم صل علی محمد و آل محمد

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Condolences on Death of the Prophet and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan and Imam Reza

Condolences on death of the Prophet (SAWA) and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (AS) and Imam Reza (AS).
In 28th of Safar 632 (11AH Islamic Calendar) the prophet Muhammad (SAWA) was dead. In the same day at 50 AH his grandson Imam Hassan was martyred by poison.
In 30th of Safar 203 AH, Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Imam of Shia Muslims was martyred by Mamun, Caliph of Bani Abbas. Imam Reza was martyred by poisonous grapes.
Haram of the Prophet Muhammad
The holy shrine of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) in Madina

Baqi', Grave of Imam Hassan (AS)
Grave of Imam Hassan (AS) in Baqi'. The holy shrine was destroyed by Al-e-Saud, about 100 years ago

The holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, Iran

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Aerial Photos of Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein At Arbaeen 2014

 These aerial photos show Shiite faithful pilgrims gather between, the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS), top, and the holy shrine of Hazrat Abbas (AS), bottom, for Arbaeen in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's (SAWA) grandson.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Photos of Arbaeen 2014 in Karbala

In Arbaeen 2014, I had the opportunity of traveling to Iraq for the first time and participating in the largest peaceful walking in the world. Definitely this travel was my best journey during my life. A spiritual trip with many hardships but full of love for Imam Hussein (AS). About 20 millions pilgrims, 15 millions from within Iraq and 5 millions from outside, marked this Shia religious ritual. Almost all pilgrims fed up for free by thousands of volunteers in places called Mookeb... Unfortunately, news agencies were absent in this great procession, but in fact every pilgrim was a medium and InshaAllah very soon the whole world will hear the sound of Labbaik Ya Hussein! (O Imam Hussein! we are with you and in your path untill the appearance of Mahdi (ATFS). )
The following photos are taken during my 6 days visit of Iraq and walking in the road of Ya Hussein between Najaf and Karbala with 85 Km length: (Click on images for larger resolution. If you want better resolutions, contact me through comments. For more images see Photos of Arbaeen 2014 in my personal blog)

Inside Haram Imam Ali (AS) during Arbaeen 2014 - حرم امیرالمومنین علیه السلام
Inside haram of Amir Almo'menin Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf
Biggest gathering in the world - Arbaeen 2014 - بزرگترین اجتماع پیاده دنیا، اربعین 1436 
Millions of pilgrims towards Hussein (AS) 
A 100 Years Old Man Walks Towards Imam Hussein (AS) Holy Shrine
Millions of People Outside Haram of Imam Hussein in Arbaeen 2014 - جمعیت میلیونی اطراف حرم امام حسین در اربعین
Millions of Shia pilgrims outside Haram of Imam Hussein during Arbaeen 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Arbaeen 2014 Underway - The Largest Gathering in World

The largest gathering in the world

The biggest annual gathering

Longest continuous dining table

Largest number of people fed for free

Largest group of volunteers serving a single event

These are some records that must be registered in the Guinness Book for Arbaeen (+). All of these are under the imminent threat of suicide bombing and ISIS in Iraq.
About 20 million Muslims from about 10 days before, started a march towards the holy city of #Karbala to be over there for Arbaeen_2014. Last year about 18 million pilgrims visited the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Arbaeen. Karbala is the city in where Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) , and his companions were martyred in 61 AH. Unfortunately western news channels close their eyes on such important annual event, just because it may spread the culture of Islam and specially Shia... But as Holy Quran says, they can't do so:

يُرِ‌يدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ‌ اللَّـهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّـهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِ‌هِ وَلَوْ كَرِ‌هَ الْكَافِرُ‌ونَ
They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.

I ask you dear Muslim brothers, please propagate this procession in social networks in such a way that satellite and TV channels were forced to show photos and videos of this ritual. You know that lots of people, even non Shia Muslims, are unaware of such a great gathering. Labbayk Ya Hussein
Enjoy these photos from current wave towards Hussein in Arbaeen 2014 :

Arbaeen 2014 - Feeding pilgrims for free
Feeding pilgrims for Free
Largest Gathering in World
Arbaeen 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Arbaeen - Visiting Imam Hussein Holy Shrine on Foot

Arbaeen 2014, the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein in 61 AH, is so near. It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more significant than Kumbh Mela, since the latter is only held every third year. In short, Arbaeen dwarfs every other rally on the planet, reaching  twenty million last year. That is a staggering %60 of Iraq's entire population, and it is growing year after year.
I am ready to visit the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala for the first time, After Saddam, every year the world's biggest pilgrimage takes place in Arbaeen.
Insha Allah. I recommend you listening this song to find the atmosphere of Iraq in the days before Arbaeen.

Welcome dear walker pilgrims, I will register your names and help you later in the day of Judgement. So welcome my pilgrims.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Islamic Quote: Reconstruction of the Human Body in Ghiamat

اعوذبالله من الشیطان الرجیم
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

أَیَحْسَبُ الْإِنسَانُ أَلَّن نَّجْمَعَ عِظَامَهُ ﴿٣ بَلَىٰ قَادِرِ‌ینَ عَلَىٰ أَن نُّسَوِّیَ بَنَانَهُ ﴿٤
Does man suppose that We will not put together his bones [at resurrection]? Yes indeed, We are able to [re]shape [even] his fingertips!
Reassemble of human body and his fingers in day of judgement