Hujjat-ul-Islam Mahmoud Zeynivandian, Friday prayer leader of Zagheh County in Khorramabad, counted the privileges of Arba’een ceremony to strengthen Islamic unity and foil the plots hatched by enemies, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
On threshold of the popular Arba’een ceremony millions of Muslims and non-Muslims loyal to the third Shia Imam are beginning on massive march to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala.
“Arba’een is a long time tradition in line with reviving the Battle of Karbala and martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS)” said the cleric referring to several individual, social and political achievements for participants in the popular march.
According to the cleric attending in Arba’een march can manifest the friendly ties between Iranian people and hosting Iraqi nationals who welcome pilgrims with any possible means despite all out efforts by foreign media endeavoring to spread division between the two countries.
Hujjat-ul-Islam Zeynivandian stressed participation of pilgrims in Arba’een march as means to foil hostile plots by those in pursuit of dispersing Mslims.
The cleric also noted that pilgrims from 40 different countries attended Arba’een march 2017 calling Iranian media to make use of the capability to manifest Islamic unity.
Arba’een is the anniversary of 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), third Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) who rose against the tyrant ruler of his time, Yazid ibn Muawiayh and was martyred with 72 of his household members and companions in the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD.