Iran values Iraq’s hospitality for Arbaeen pilgrims
First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri has appreciated the Iraqi government and the Iraqi nation's assistance and hosting of Arbaeen pilgrims.
Iran Press/ Iran news: In a telephone conversation on Sunday with Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, Iran's first vice president Jahangiri said he will pay a visit to Iraq and participate in the Arbaeen mourning ceremonies in the coming days.
In fact, Ashura is the culmination of a 10-day annual mourning period in the lunar month of Muharram for Imam Hussein, who was a grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and was martyred along with 72 of his family members and companions in 680 A.D. in a land that is known today as Iraq, after they refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrannical ruler of the time, Yazid.
The Battle of Karbala between a small group of supporters and relatives of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and a larger military detachment from the forces of the caliph represents a war between good and evil.
Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) is the symbol of resistance against oppression. The choice made by Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) and his small group of family members and companions (peace be upon them), has been a source of inspiration for not just Muslims but for all of humanity, throughout history.
Each year, Shiite Muslims from Iran and other regional countries attend the Arbaeen ceremonies held in the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) is located.