Arbaeen mourning ceremonies will be held throughout the Islamic Republic of Iran, commemorating the 40th day of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

Iran PressIran news: Tomorrow, Monday is the twentieth of Safar in the year 1443 AH (September 27, 2021).

Huge numbers of mourners all cross Iran, take part in the Arbaeen mourning ceremonies to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

Arba’een marks the 40th day that followed the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam, and his 72-strong companions in the Battle of Karbala, in what is now southern Iraq, in 680 AD. The battle featured an unjust fight between Imam Hussein (AS) and his army and the hugely outnumbered army of the Umayyad Caliph of the time, Yazid I.

Each year, millions of Muslim mourners set out on a symbolic 80-kilometer-long walk that begins from the holy city of Najaf in Iraq, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein’s father, Imam Ali (AS), is located, to the holy city of Karbala that houses the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS).