SHAFAQNA – The very soil which saw bled the greatest martyr of all time has now become a safe-haven against radicalism. There, pilgrims are given sanctuary, regardless of their origins, whatever the shade of their skin. Every year Karbala opens its gates and its heart to a flood of pilgrims, dispensing food, water, shelter, support and a comforting hand so that all would feel the Imam’s protection … aches will be soothed, pains will be massaged, prayers will be offered, so that pilgrims will remember the love of Hussain.
Karbala’s generosity it needs to be said is unparalleled.
By Catherine Shakdam for Shafaqna