Tehran (IP) - The chairman of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) at the Arbaeen Award said that Arbaeen as a powerful event can demolish Islamophobia's plots against Muslims in the world.

Iran PressIran news: The 8th edition of the International Arbaeen awards was held on Feb.6, 2023.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 8th edition of the International Arbaeen awards, Mohammad Mehdi Imanipour noted: "International Arbaeen awards ceremony is a way to reproduce this global event."

He further said: "Today we should be more active as we are being sanctioned more than ever."

Congratulating the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution's victory, he stressed various plans and programs which have been so far organized.

He highlighted that the Iranians living abroad personally will hold celebrations to mark the 44th Islamic Revolution's victory.

Also, the official added that 20 music bands will be sent to various countries to mark Islamic Revolution's victory, besides the innovative, technological achievements, and handicrafts being exhibited.

Arbaeen is a Shia religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein Al-Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, who was martyred on the 10th day of the month of Muharram.

Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period following the martyrdom of the Imam and his loyal companions on Ashura.

Ashura marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein a grandson of the prophet Muhammad, who was killed during the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE by the tyrant of the time.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians and Shia Muslims from other countries embark on a journey to the Iraqi city of Karbala to observe the day of Arbaeen at the holy shrines of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Imam of the Shia, and his brother, Hazrat Abbas (AS).


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