HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Marking the blessed Day of Arafah,
Dhol-hijja 9, which fell this year on November 27 Friday in Iraq,
several million devotees from Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, Bahrain,
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Tanzania and many other parts of the world amid
tight security measures paid visit to the holy mausoleum of Chief of
Martyrs Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (peace of Allah be on him) in
the holy city of Karbala.
Husseini pilgrims from across the country gathered at the holy shrine
on the night and day of Arafah.
Arafah is an occasion when a visit to the grandson of holy Prophet
(peace of Allah be on him and his pure progeny), Chief of Youths of
Paradise Al-Imam Al-Hussein bin Ali bin Abi Taleb (peace of Allah be
on them) is highly recommended by traditions.
They recited zyarah in front of the holy grave of the Imam (peace of
Allah be on him) and performed other rituals.
A hadith, or a saying, of Prophet Muhammad (peace of Allah be on him
and his pure progeny) goes that Allah certainly looks at the visitors
of Hussein in Karbala before He looks at His (Allah’s) visitors in Mt.
Visitors also converged on the holy shrine of his brother Abu`l Fazl
Al-Abbas bin Ali bin Abi Taleb (peace of Allah be on them) in this
Special stalls for free hot and cold drinks were set up and food was
prepared in giant pots to facilitate the ‘Visitors of Hussein”.