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.