Imam Hussein is the axis of unity
Research and Culture deputy of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought named Imam Hussein (PBUH) as the axis of unity.
Research and Culture deputy of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Hujjat-ul-Islam Sadeq Golzadeh in an exclusive interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA) counted the infallible Imam Hussein (PBUH) as the axis of unity and solidarity who stood against the oppression and cruelty.
“At the request of the Secretary General of the World Forum, the Research and Culture deputy of Iran Top Unity center formed a headquarters for marking Arbaeen,” pointed out Hujjat-ul-Islam Sadeq Golzadeh.
Research and Culture deputy of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought underlined, “Given the presence of Iranian and foreign religious thinkers and clerics for giving speech, saying prayer and answering religious questions, we can provide an amicable and organized ground around the axis of Imam Hussein (PBUH).”
Hujjat-ul-Islam Sadeq Golzadeh held Imam Hussein (PBUH) as one of the commonalities shared by Islamic nations that should be treasured by all Muslims from different Islamic sects and denominations.
Millions of pilgrims have gathered in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arbaeen, one of the most revered religious occasions on the Islamic calendar. Arbaeen marks the culmination of a 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein, Prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third Shia Imam.
Over the past days, large crowds of Shia mourners from various countries have arrived in Imam Hussein’s shrine in Karbala.
Arba’een, which in Arabic means forty, falls on December 2nd this year and marks 40 days after the anniversary of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Imam Hussein and 72 of his loyal companions, including family members, were martyred on Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram, in the battle of Karbala against the second Umayyad caliph, Yazid I, in 680 A.D. Imam Hussein was killed after he refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant ruler.