Arbaeen in Iran today sees millions revere Imam Hussain, the third infallible Imam of Shia Islam.
Arbaeen in Iran today
Iranian devotees also held Arbaeen Walk in many cities, including capital city Tehran.
Notbaly, Tehranis walked through 17 kilometres from Imam Hussain roundabout to Shah Abdul Azim Hassani shrine.
Arbaeen Walk to House of Leader
Moreover, students began Arbaeen walk from Tehran University to the official House of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
Meanwhile, all the shrines of Islamic saints in Iran witnessed huge crowd of mourners.
Particularly, hundreds of thousands gather at the sacred shrine of Imam Reza, 8th infallible Imam of Shia Islam.
Specially Shia Muslims mammoth Arbaeen azadari congregations held in Qom, Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd.
Arbaeen sacred mourn held across Iran in commemoration of Imam Hussain-led Martyrs of Karbala.
Most importantly, Shia Muslims go to pilgrimage of sacred shrines of Islamic saints. Although they regularly visit shrines of infallible Imams of Shia Islam, yet 20th Safar remains reserved for pilgrimage of Karbala.
Notably, Zaireen (pilgrims) regularly visit holy shrines of infallible Imams of Shia Islam in Iraq, Iran and Medina . But, they commemorate anniversary of 40th day (Arbaeen in Arabic and Chehlum in Urdu) of martyrdom anniversary of Ashura on 20th Safar.
Ashura to Arbaeen
Factually, Ashura too remains a special day of scared mourn in Shia Islam. That’s 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 those who cannot go to Karbala, participate in Arbaeen walk in their native cities and towns across the world. That remains Shia Islamic tradition.
Shiite News Monitoring Desk