HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Raby-ol Oulaa 9 marks two great and
happy occasions i.e. Eid-oz Zahra (a.s.) and the auspicious day of
coronation of the last infallible descendant of Prophet Muhammad (s),
Al-Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Montadhar, Al-Hojjah (a).
In celebration of these joyous occasions, grand festivals, feasts,
banquets, parties and galas are held across the globe organized by
devotees of Ahl-ol Beit (a.s.).
The holy city of Karbala has seen since the early morning of this
Thursday the influx of large numbers of pilgrims to Maqam (the holy
site of) Imam al-Mahdi after visit at the shrine of Imam Hussein to
commemorate the happy occasion.
Processions were also taken out in the streets of holy Karbala.
Mohaddith Al-Qommi says in the book Mafatihul Jinan that ninth day
of Rabi Al-Awwal is great eid (feast); and he who spends anything on
this day Allah forgives his sins; dining believers on this day is
favorite deed in the sight of Allah.