Shia Muslims 14km Arbaeen Walk held in Jacobabad district where tens of thousands of people paid homage to Imam Hussain-led Martyrs of Karbala.
They began Arbaeen Walk from Imam Bargah Ali Reza (AS) and culminated at DC Chowk passing through 14 kilometres long road.
Shia Muslims 14km Arbaeen Walk
Meanwhile, Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) leader Allama Maqsood Ali Domki, Allama Barkat Ali Mutahri and Riaz Shah spoke to the mourners.
They praised them for their unwavering adoration and reverence for Ahle Bayt of Prophet Mohammad (PBUT).
Furthermore, they said that people of Pakistan detest Umayyad dynastic tyranny. Particularly, people reject Umayyad despot Yazid Ibn Muavia.
Yazid Ibn Muavia had ordered assassination of Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Both Sunni and Shia Muslims adore and revere Imam Hussain and condemn Umayyad despotic tyranny.
Although Shia Muslims and likeminded Sunnis prefer to go to Karbala on Asgura and Arbaeen, pandemic compelled all to restrictions.
Most importantly, Pakistanis, mostly Shia Muslims go to pilgrimage of sacred shrines of infallible Imams of Shia Islam. But, 20th Safar of Islamic lunar calendar remains reserved for pilgrimage of Karbala.
Although Zaireen (pilgrims) regularly visit holy shrines of infallible Imams of Shia Islam in Iraq, Iran and Medina (present-day country KSA) throughout the year. Yet, 20th Safar remains anniversary of 40th day (Arbaeen in Arabic and Chehlum in Urdu) of martyrdom anniversary of Ashura.
Factually, Ashura too remains a special day of scared mourn in Shia Islam because of matchless martyrdoms of Imam Hussain-led Martyrs of Karbala. However, infallible leaders of Shia Islam had emphasised on pilgrimage of sacred shrine of Imam Hussain on Arbaeen.
Hence, Shia Muslims try their level best to reach Karbala (Iraq) on 20th Safar.
And for that purpose, Taftan border remains the cheapest and shortest land route for Pakistanis. Via Iran, they enter Iraq. And in Iran too, they pay homage to the 8th infallible Imam Ali Ibn Musa Reza (AS) in Mashhad city.