Sayyeda Zainab Shrine Stands Loftily in Damascus on Arbaeen Imam Hussein (P)
Marking the annual occasion of Arbaeen Imam Hussein (P), the Muslim pilgrims streamed to Sayyeda Zainab area in Damascus countryside and mourned at the holy shrine the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson (P).
Al-Manar website reported how the worshippers rallied on the streets which lead to the holy shrine of Imam Hussein’s sister (P) and chanted the slogans of grief over the barbaric murder of Imam Hussein (P) and loyalty to his path.
Despite the takfiri threats, Sayyed Zainab area witnesses annually this holy event, thanks to the martyrs’ blood which protected the sacred shrine and made all the Muslims able to preserve their religious faith and belonging.
It is worth noting that Arbaeen is an annual commemoration of the end of the 40-day mourning period over the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (P) and scores of his family members and followers in 680 AD.
Sayyeda Zainab has represented the main figure of sacrifice in Karbalaa as She tolerated all the forms of oppression committed by Yazid’s army and steadfastly challenged the era’s tyrant in his palace by stressing the propriety of the path which was followed by the Prophet’s Family (P).