Iran mourns for third Shia Imam on the occasion of Arbaeen
Arbaeen mourning ceremonies were held on Tuesday, throughout the Islamic Republic of Iran, commemorating the 40th day of martyrdom of the Chief of Martyrs Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).
Iran news: According to an Iran Press report, on Tuesday, October 30, huge numbers of mourners all cross Iran, took part in the Arbaeen mourning ceremonies to commemorate the martyrdom of the Chief of Martyrs Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).
The residents of the Iranian capital participated in the Arbaeen walk which passed through some of Tehran's main squares, streets and boulevards, such as "Shohada" square, "Khorasan" square, 17th Shahrivar street, "Shoush" square, Fadaeeyan-e-Islam Street, and "Shahr-e-Rey" square.
Like the residents of Tehran, the people of Ardabil, the ancient city which is located on the Baliqly Chay River, about 70 km from the Caspian Sea, also showed their great respect toward the Chief of Martyrs Imam Hussein through their contribution to massive mourning ceremonies on the sad occasion of Arbaeen.
The true followers of Imam Hussein(peace be upon him) living in the historic city of Shiraz in southern Iran, the provincial capital of Fars province, attended various mourning ceremonies arranged to commemorate Arbaeen.
The people of Yazd also participated in Arbaeen mourning ceremonies to pledge allegiance with the grandson of the Holy Prophet (SW) who sacrificed himself and his family for the sake of Allah.
Zanjan which lies 298 km (185 miles) north-west of Tehran was the stage of Arbaeen mourning ceremonies to commemorate the Chief of Martyrs Imam Hussein's martyrdom (peace be upon him) and 72 of his loyal companions who taught humanity how one can stand against tyranny and cruelty out of full obedience to Allah the Almighty.
The residents of the Northern city of Rasht which is the largest city on Iran's Caspian Sea coast held tearful mourning and lamentation ceremonies on the heart-rending occasion of Arbaeen which commemorates 40th day after the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him ), and members of his family and loyal companions.
The warm blooded people of the Southern port city of Bandar Abbas also took to the streets, Takkiyas as well as Mosques, Husseiniyehs and religious centers to commemorate Imam Hussein's heartrending martyrdom, the eternal hero who will be always remembered in the hearts of the true believers and the followers of righteous guidance.
Arbaeen, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40th day after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).