Tehran (IP) - The Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said that Imam Hussein (AS) had taught all human beings resistance against oppressions.

Iran PressIran news: Attending Arba'een March, in an exclusive interview with Iran Press, Major- General Hossein Salami said that the message of Arbaeen is that Ashura is an endless roaring river that Imam Hussein (AS) taught all history and all human beings to stand and endure oppression, and this lesson is always alive in history for all nations. 

The commander noted: "Arba'een is love and affection, and Ashura is a roaring spring of all the virtues, indicating that the path of Imam Hussein will never end and continue."

Many Iranians took part in Arba'een rituals in Tehran. They marched on foot from Imam Hussein Square in Tehran to  the holy shrine of Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS) to pay tribute to Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions. The rituals are held in compliance with health protocols.

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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