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PHOTOS: Nigerian Arbaeen pilgrims in Iraq

Following photos show a group of Shia pilgrims who have arrived in Iraq to attend the Arbaeen procession. It was reported that the Nigerian Army attacked peaceful Arbaeen pilgrims in Abuja, killing 16 of them and wounding many more.  

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PHOTOS: Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ayatollah Khamenei Hosts Mourning Ceremony to Mark Arbaeen

A mourning ceremony marking Arbaeen, the 40th day after the anniversary of the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, were held in the Iranian capital of Tehran Tuesday with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in attendance.   The ceremony held in Imam Khomeini Hussainiya in Tehran on Tuesday was attended by a large number of students…

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Arbaeen: Religious Fervor Reaches its Peak Among the Faithful

A sea of pilgrims, including men and women, young and old, toddlers in prams and elderly pushed in wheelchairs, from across Middle East and beyond, surges forward at an unrelenting pace to take part in the world’s biggest commemoration. Arbaeen commemoration marks the 40th day following Imam Hussein’s martyrdom which took place on AD680. Millions of faithful attend Arbaeen commemoration…

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Arba’een in exclusive pictures

  A selection of photos shot ahead of an on the Day of the Arba’een, which marks 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam: A general view, taken on October 29, 2018, shows Imam Hussein’s Holy Shrine (background) and Hazrat-e Abbas’ Holy Shrine (foreground) in the Iraqi city of Karbala, ahead of the…

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Arba’een in Pictures: Millions of pilgrims converge on Karbala to honor Imam Hussein

Millions of pilgrims have converged on Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Imam. The occasion, known as the world’s largest annual Muslim pilgrimage, comes 40 days after Ashura, the 10th day of the lunar calendar month of Muharram when Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet…

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PHOTOS: Iraq’s Karbala Hosting 10 Million Arbaeen Pilgrims

  The deputy governor of Iraq’s Karbala province said more than 10 million pilgrims have arrived in the province for the Arbaeen mourning ceremony. Iraqi sources quoted the deputy governor of Karbala, Ali al-Mayali, as saying that more than 10 million pilgrims have traveled to the province over the past days to attend the Arbaeen mourning rituals. According to al-Mayali, more…

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Millions of Worshippers Flock into Holy Karbala for Arbaeen Commemoration

Millions of worshippers are flocking to the holy Iraqi city of Karabla for the commemoration of Arbaeen, the world’s largest rally of devotion. The Iraqi authorities imposed strict security measures, deploying thousands of troops to protect the religious rally. Arbaeen marks 40 days since Ashura when Imam Hussein (a.s.), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), was martyred in Karbala along with his 72…

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Millions of Imam Housein(as) lovers walking towards Karbala to mark Arba’een

About 1.5 million Iranians are walking toward Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba’een, which marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third imam and the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

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Iran Police Chief: Arbaeen Pilgrims Crossing Border Seamlessly

  Speaking in Iran’s western province of Ilam on Friday, Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said more than 1.5 million pilgrims have so far left Iran for Iraq through three border crossings to attend this year’s Arbaeen congregation. Thanks to the caution and vigilance of security forces, there has not been a single security problem at any of the three border…

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PHOTOS: Arba’een, global declaration to support oppressed people

                              Reza Moammami Moghaddam, manager of cultural centers at Organization of Islamic Development hailed Arba’een ceremony as declaration to defend the oppressed people, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA). On the eve of the major Shia ceremony gathering millions of people from across the globe in the…

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