TEHRAN (Basirat) : Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari hailed the massive marches of Muslims during the Arbaeen season and said the event conveys a message of unity among Muslims against the global arrogance.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his visit to the southwestern border
crossing of Shalamcheh in Khuzestan province on Saturday, Major General Jafari
said this year, the Iranian people have had more enthusiasm for the Arabeen
pilgrimage despite all of the difficulties and economic problems and had a more
massive presence compared to past years.
"The presence of the Iranian people in this epic is more evident than before,
and the weather conditions and wind and rain in recent days have not diminished
this enthusiasm,” he added.
"The message of this march to the world’s people is unity among Muslims and
their harmony in the fight against oppression,” the commander said.
Arbaeen, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40
days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Imam
Each year, a huge crowd of Shiites flock to Karbala, where the holy shrine of
Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.
Iranian pilgrims travelling to Iraq by land can choose from three border
crossings, Shalamcheh, Chazzabeh and Mehran.
This year’s Arbaeen falls on October 30.