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  Updated: July 8, 2010

More than 10 million descend at Kadhimiyah shrine to mourn Imam (AS)

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY KADHIMIYAH, Iraq: A record more than 10 million mourning pilgrims gathered on Thursday July 8 Rajab 25 at the holy shrine of Al-Imam Mousa b. Jafar Al-Kadhim (AS) in the holy city of Al-Kadhimiyah to commemorate his anniversary of martyrdom, according to a high-ranking official of the sacred shrine.

Al-Haaj Fadhil Al-Ambaari, Secretary General for Al-Atbah Al-Kadhimiyah told: “This year the number of mourners increased as compared to past years; we estimated that the mourners inside the holy shrine compound reached over 5.5 million while the number of mourners outside the compound is more than this.”

Al-Ambaari further told that over 1600 serving groups arranged for serving tea, meals, setting up tents and bath rooms to ease the pilgrims of Al-Imam Al-Kadhim (AS).

Many local and non-local TV channels broadcasted the commemoration live.

Millions heading to Kadhimiyah to commemorate Rajab 25

HOLY KADHIMIYAH, Iraq: Millions of mourners from across the country were marching towards Kadhimiyah (Kadhimain Sharifain), home to the holy shrine of Imam Al-Kadhim (AS), to commemorate the anniversary of martyrdom of the Imam.

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