Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Arba'een in Iraq after 34 years!!

Arba’een in Iraq

Today is Arba'een or the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hossein, the third Imam of Shia.
Many Iraqi shias walk rather than ride any vehicle. Many are barefoot as a mark of respect for the Chief of Martyrs. They hit themselves as an expression they are willing to suffer in his honour. I wish I could write more about these customs. Unfortunately, I do not have enough time. Read more here . Also Pedram has written a worth reading post .
(posted by Iman)

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