Tehran(IP) - Chief of Iranian Arbaeen Headquarters announced reaching an agreement with the Iraqi government to send many pilgrims to the holy shrines in the month of Muharram.

Iran PressIran News: In recent months, there have been extensive consultations between Iranian and Iraqi authorities to send pilgrims to the holy shrines.

It is expected that the presence of Imam Hussein pilgrims in the upcoming year's Arbaeen ceremony from different countries will be more magnificent than in previous years.

According to the official website of the Ministry of Interior, Seyyed Majid Mirahmadi, Cheif of Arbaeen central headquarters, said: "According to the agreement with the Iraqi government, pilgrims can go to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala during the month of Muharram, either individually or in groups."

Referring to the upcoming month of Muharram and the interest of Imam Hosseini pilgrims to visit the Holy shrines, "Mirahmadi" added:

Following an agreement with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, during Muharram as well, Iranian pilgrims can travel without any restrictions from Mehran and Shalamcheh crossing borders so that they can go individually or in groups to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala.

The head of Arbaeen Headquarters also said that the required conditions for crossing land bordeandhave a valid passport along with a COVID-19 vaccination card.

Arbaeen is the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Imam of the world's Shia Muslims and 71 of his faithful companions by Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad's army in the Battle of Karbala in 61 AH (680 CE).

Imam Hussein or Al-Husayn ibn Ali (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was martyred on the 10th day of the month of Muharram

Muslims around the world march on this day to commemorate Arbaeen.


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