Leader thanks Iraqis for host­ing Ar­baeen pil­grims

Tehran Times - - FRONT PAGE -

TEHRAN — Leader of the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion Ay­a­tol­lah Ali Khamenei said on Mon­day that the Ar­baeen march shows the pro­mo­tion of the spirit of “ji­had” and “mar­tyr­dom” and thanked the Iraqi govern­ment and peo­ple for host­ing mil­lions of pil­grims.

“Par­tic­i­pa­tion of this huge crowd from var­i­ous parts of the world in spite of ter­ror­ist threats is a great phe­nom­e­non which shows pro­mo­tion of ide­ol­ogy of fight on the path of God,” the Leader said dur­ing a meet­ing with cul­tural of­fi­cials and ac­tivists from the prov­inces of Qom and East Azer­bai­jan.

Ar­baeen is a re­li­gious ob­ser­vance that oc­curs 40 days af­ter the Day of Ashura.

Pil­grims, in­clud­ing more than two mil­lion Ira­ni­ans, con­vened in the holy city of Kar­bala - where Imam Hus­sein is buried - to mark Ar­baeen on Novem­ber 9.

Ar­baeen has also be­come a ral­ly­ing cry for the cam­paign against vi­o­lence and Tak­firi ter­ror­ism. It has also worked to unify Mus­lims in the face of at­tempts to cre­ate di­ver­gence, an­i­mos­ity and mis­un­der­stand­ing among them.

Dur­ing his Darse-Kharej-Fiqh on Novem­ber 6, the Leader said, “Thank God, our youth have found the path: mil­lions of peo­ple from our coun­try, from Iraq and other coun­tries move in this di­rec­tion. The walk of Ar­baeen rep­re­sents one of the ex­tra­or­di­nary events that the Almighty God granted us and cre­ated for us: it has be­come an em­blem.”

On that date the Leader added, “The walk of Ar­baeen ex­isted al­ways, but there was not this great move­ment: a mag­nif­i­cent and beau­ti­ful em­blem of fol­low­ers and lovers of Ah­lulBayt. We didn’t have this; the Almighty God blessed us and gave this to us; we should be grate­ful.”

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