HOLY KADHIMIYAH, Iraq: Martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Mussa ibne
Jafar Al-Kadhim (AS), the seventh infallible descendant of Prophet
Muhammad (S), was observed with tears on Rajab 25 which fell this year
on June 5 in Iraq.
According to the Secretary General of the Holy Shrine of Imam Mussa
al-Kadhim the mourners who attended Kadhimiyah city to commemorate the
martyrdom of Imam Kadhim (AS) exceeded seven million pilgrims, among
them (42,000) foreigners.
The mourners holding flags and chanting slogans had started their
travel to Kadhimiyah since many days on foot in caravans.
In a press conference held in Kadhimiyah, Fadhel al-Anbari said: ''The
pilgrimage started sooner this year, when it started seven days
earlier, and the surveillance cameras monitored the peak time at the
Wednesday night where the number of visitors exceeded seven million,
among them (42,000) persons from outside Iraq.''
"The security side played an important role in serving the visitors,
since no security breach was registered, though all challenges due to
current crisis in security situation,'' he added.
"The mourning processions cooperated with the security forces to
protect the Imam Mussa al-Kadhim (AS) mourners.'' he pointed out.
Grand tents were erected throughout the way to Kadhimiyah to ease the
mourners. Food and cold drinks were served all over the days and
The Husseini Procession Association in the Imam al-Kadhim holy shrine
stated that 300 processions from inside and outside Iraq participated
in the commemoration.