Tehran (IP): Tehran's Arba'een March has been underway on Monday morning, with the mourners observing the COVID-19 hygienic protocols.

Iran PressIran News: During the Aba'een March which has started from Imam Hussein Square in Tehran, the mourners are scheduled to reach the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS) in southern Tehran after a 17-Km walk so that they could say their afternoon and evening prayers there.

During the event, the lovers of Imam Hussein are spontaneously walking their own way to Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS) Holy Shrine from the different areas of Tehran.

On the way to the holy shrine of Abdul Azim Hassani, lovers of Imam Hussein's school of thought, the young and old, were carrying flags with writings, including "Aba Abdullah Al-Hussein" and were dressed in black reminding the route from Najaf to Karbala.

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).


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