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Exhibition of Arbaeen Hosseini 2018 in Netherlands

SHAFAQNA- Holding the first film and photo exhibition of Arbaeen Hosseini 2018 in the city of Eindhoven (Netherlands). A very popular move by the Irish Association of Europe that has gone a long way in introducing Arbaeen without any formalities…

Arbaeen soon in list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

SHAFAQNA - Karbala Center for Researches and Studies of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine organized a joint meeting with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities in order to coordinate the registration of Arbaeen Pilgrimage internationally in…

SHAFAQNA EXCLUSIVE - Interview with Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Sa'id al-Tabataba'i al-Hakim

SHAFAQNA - Earlier this November I had the privilege of taking part in the Arbaeen pilgrimage as a member of an international delegation organised by New Horizon and Hussain, the International Love. Our journey to Karbala was an incredible…

The Other Muslim Pilgrimage - Walking to Freedom

SHAFAQNA - An excess of 14 million men, women, and children gathered this November in the holy city of Karbala (Iraq) to mark Islam’s other pilgrimage - the largest to ever have taken place in History … and yet we seldom discuss it. Every…

Arbaeen outside the White House

SHAFAQNA - Some 1,000 followers of Imam Hussain (a.s), grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (saww), gathered outside the White House Nov. 12 for Arbaeen, the day of remembrance marking the end of the 40-day mourning period for the martyrdom of the…

Reflection on Arbaeen - From Najaf to Karbala

SHAFAQNA - If the pilgrimage of Arbaeen has often been told, and related in terms the West could understand so that it’s message could be conveyed to all communities, we seldom reflect on Arbaeen’s significance from a Shia perspective. And…

Hujjat El-islam Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai speaks on Arbaeen

SHAFAQNA - On November 7, just a few days before the Day of Arbaeen Hujjat El-islam Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai met with a foreign delegation hosted by Hussain, the International Love to discuss Imam Hussain's legacy, and the impact his…

A Pilgrimage of the heart - Arbaeen 2017 shows the best Islam has to offer

SHAFAQNA - Unknown to most, ignored by many for its message would disturb those truths an elite carefully architected around Islam, millions of men, women, and children took part yet again this November in the greatest pilgrimage known to man…

Arbaeen - The Untold Largest Pilgrimage in History

SHAFAQNA - Far from the public eye, carefully blanketed by mainstream media silence, the holy city of Karbala saw this early November its numbers of inhabitants swell by an estimated 17 million and counting. From all four corners of the world,…

OPED: Hussainiyat’s Nemesis in the West

SHAFAQNA - As the dust settles on a weekend of Arba’een marches across the world; London successfully staged two of it's own processions- the eternal flame that is the Hussaini movement supported by thousands undoubtedly now lives on in the…

More than 13 million gather in Karbala for Arbaeen - all faiths

SHAFAQNA - Iraq’s top Shiite cleric says more than 13 million have gathered in the holy city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen, the annual commemoration marking the end of the mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s…

Video: The Arbaeen Walk in South Gate, Los Angeles

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SHAFAQNA - On Friday November 10, a walking event was held on the occasion of the Arbaeen pilgrimage of Aba Abdillah al-Hussein (AS) in the South Gate city of Los Angeles, USA with the presence of a group of Shiite mourners. Along with this…

For the love of Hussain ibn Ali millions march to Freedom

SHAFAQNA - It is said that God loves those who love Imam Hussain … Few men indeed, if any, have ever commanded such love, inspired such  allegiance, and commandeered to their name such selfless devotion. Martyred in the plains of…

IS ARBAEEN WALK TO KARBALA AN INNOVATION?

SHAFAQNA - Courtesy of askthesheikh.com Question By the Grace of God I have been going for the Arbaeen walk in the last few years but recently a very disturbing and confusing video has been forwarded to me showing a public speaker who…

Arbaeen Walk - 2017

SHAFAQNA - Far from the public eye, carefully blanketed by mainstream media silence, the holy city of Karbala saw this early November its numbers of inhabitants swell by an estimated 17 million and counting. From all four corners of the world,…

The Independent reports about Arbaeen march to Karbala by Patrick Cockburn

SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen: Millions of Shia Muslims take part in world's greatest pilgrimage as Isis is finally defeated Iraq Reborn: Twice the size of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, yet nowhere near as well known, the Arbaeen comes this year…

The 40th - The Arbaeen Walk to Karbala - Documentary - with Ali Fadhil

SHAFAQNA-Arba'een or Chehelom is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad which falls on the 20th day of the month…

Christains, Sunnis and Shias in Karbala for Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the third Imam of Shia Muslims. Large crowds…

Rituals of Arbaeen of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA- The 20th of  Safar is the day of Arba'een, the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s.), his friends and relatives in Karbala on 10th Muharram.  According to Imam Hasan al-Askari (a.s.), the…

Arbaeen of Imam Husayn AS

SHAFAQNA- By Shaykh Saleem Bhimji What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him. The article concludes with…

Book: Arbaeen of Imam Husayn AS

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Saleem Bhimji PUBLISHER(S): www.al-mubin.org What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam…

Former US Congresswoman in Iraq for Arba’een Walk

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SHAFAQNA - Cynthia McKinney, who has served for 12 years in the US House of Representatives, has headed to Iraq to take part in Arba’een, the world’s largest religious gathering. McKinney is now a university professor in Bangladesh, and…

Jabir's powerful words to 'Atiyyah on the Arbaeen of Imam al-Hussain (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-A’mash narrates from ‘Atiyyah al-‘Awfi, who said: I left with Jabir bin ‘Abdillah al-Ansari (may Allah have mercy on him) to visit the grave of al-Husayn bin ‘Ali (‘a) bin Abi Talib (upon whom be peace); and…

Arbaeen Pilgrimage, Beautiful Symbol of Presence of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) Followers

SHAFAQNA- "The Arbaeen march has always existed,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on Tuesday. "But (such a) great movement that is a very beautiful and magnificent symbol of the presence of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) followers and devotees did not exist…

Ziyaarat al-Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA-Ziyaarat al-Arbaeen

Arbaeen Pilgrimage: Religious Trek to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- The annual congregation of Shiite Muslims in commemoration of Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), is reaching its climax as millions of pedestrians walk to the Iraqi city of Karbala, which hosts…

World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You've Never Heard of it!

SHAFAQNA-Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the…