SHAFAQNA – The Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine has invited researchers to cooperate in the compilation of the Encyclopedia of “Arbaeen Pilgrimage”.
It has invited scholars and researchers willing to cooperate in the documentation of various religious, cultural, historical, political and social aspects of the pilgrimage.
Researchers can announce their readiness in emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arbaeen marks the 40th day after Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his faithful companions in the 680AD Battle of Karbala.
Each year, a huge crowd of Shias march toward Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.