Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqub Zakzaky across the country will embarked on this year’s Arba’een symbolic trek to Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria, Kaduna State.
According to the Publicity Committee of the Arba’een Symbolic Trek in a statement signed by Ibrahim Usman and made available to newsmen in Kano, the first axis, to take-off on Thursday, Safar 14, will spend seven days to Zaria for the pilgrimage.
Other six axis, comprising neighbouring states, will also take-off according to the following schedule:
Malam Mudi axis, Saturday 16th Safar; Malumfashi and Pambegua axis, Sunday 17th Safar; Kaduna and Funtua axis, Monday 18th Safar; and Gadar Gayan, Tuesday 19th Safar.
The pilgrims from various routes will converge at Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria for the Arba’een lecture by Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sayyed Ibraheem Zakzaky (H), on Safar 21 (December 3, 2015).
The purpose of Arba’een trek is to recall the trials and tribulations of the Household of the Holy Prophet dragged and chained in the scorching desert, barefooted, from Karbala in Iraq, to Damascus in Syria, after the brutal killing of Imam Husain (AS), son of the Holy Prophet’s daughter Fatima, by forces of Yazid son of Mu’awiyyah, 61 AH.
Source – ABNA