« Shia Muslims gather in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala for the Arbaeen commemoration on Wednesday, September 6.
The annual event marks the end of the 40-day mourning period, following the date of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in the seventh century. Hussein was the third Shia Imam and the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Arbaeen pilgrimage to Karbala is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. »