“Arba’een grounds for Islamic unity”, Iranian cleric
Iranian Shia scholar highlighted Arba’een as grounds for boosting Islamic unity and hailed Shia and Sunni people in Iran’s Kurdistan province over the cooperation to serve Arba’een pilgrims heading to Iraq.
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Hujjat-ul-Islam Saeed Momeni, deputy of Kurdistan seminary called Arba’een as one of the most important religious ceremonies and the grounds for boosting solidarity between different Islamic denominations, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
The cleric noted the multi-million participation of people in Arba’een ceremony as an alarm for enemies of Islam and those hostile to solidarity of Muslims.
He said,” There has been and will never be a greater congregation than Arba’een” and added,” This massive presence of pilgrims will send the message of Islamic fraternity and solidarity to enemies.”
The cleric slammed political and religious movements, in other countries and at home, in pursuit of political and religious achievements in line with their interests and said the opposition of enemies is due to global impact of the massive popular participation in the ceremony.
On the eve of Arba’een mourning ceremony, millions of Muslims from across the globe have headed for the holy city of Krabala to commemorate martyrdom of third Shia Imam and his companions in the Battle of Karbala.
Imam Hussein (AS) rose against the tyrant ruler of his time and together with 72 of his household members and loyal companions were martyred in a fight against Yazid ibn Muawiya in 680 AD to make one of the most important historical instances in the world of Islam, particularly Shia community.