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Ziyarah al-Arba'in

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This article is an introduction to the Ziyarah al-Arba'in; to read its text see text:Ziyarah al-Arba'in.

Ziyārah al-Arbaʿīn (Arabic: زيارَة الأربَعين) is ziyarah of the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a) on the day of Arba'in of Imam al-Husayn (a). According to the recommendation of Imams (a), Shi'as have a special attention about performing it. Shi'as in Iraq take all the efforts to reach Karbala on the Arba'in day. The procession of Arba'in is one of the largest gatherings of people in the world.

Recommendation

The Arba'in of Imam al-Husayn (a) is the 20th of Safar. Al-Shaykh al-Tusi in his books Tahdhib and Misbah narrates from Imam al-Hasan al-'Askari (a) that the signs of a believer are five:

  • Ziyarah of Arba'in
  • Wearing a ring on the right hand
  • Performing sajda on soil
  • Saying "Bism Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim" (In the name of Allah the all beneficent the all merciful) aloud in prayer.

Procession of Arba'in

Main article: Procession of Arba'in

Shi'as, especially in Iraq, every year move toward Karbala, because of the recommendation to the ziyarah of Arba'in . The movement is usually performed on foot and is one of the largest gathering of people in world. According to some reports, there were 15 million people present in the procession of Arba'in in 2013.

According to Qadi Tabataba'i, the movement to Karbala in Arba'in, have always been common among Shi'as, even in the time of Umayyad and Abbasids.

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