Africa (IP) - The Shia Muslims in Tanzania's Zanzibar and Niger held a symbolic mourning rally on the occasion of Arbaeen on Saturday.

Iran PressAfrica: Tanzania is a country in East Africa with many Shia Muslims. 

Saturday, Safar 20, September 17, was the occasion of Arbaeen, 40 days after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions in Karbala.

Pilgrims from different parts of the world arrive in Iraq to participate in the most significant event in the world, Arbaeen March, walking toward the holy Shrine of Imam Hussain (AS) in Karbala city.

Despite some difficulties, such as the hot weather, the Arbaeen procession was held with the in-million participation of the pilgrims in Iraq's Karbala, displaying the Islamic unity under Imam Hussain's flag.


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