HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Arafah, 9th day of Dhol-Hijjah – the
12th lunar month -, is an occasion when a visit to the grandson of
holy Prophet (peace of Allah be on him and his pure progeny), Sayyedaa
Shababi Ahl-il Jannah Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (peace of Allah
be on him) is highly recommended by traditions.
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.
Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH & HP) said: “your Adiyah (prayers) are
fulfilled and repentance is accepted in this night.” He who spends
this night in worship will be given the reward of 170 years of
Marking this blessed Day of Arafah, several million devotees from
Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Tanzania
and many other parts of the world are reaching to the holy mausoleum
of Chief of Martyrs Al-Imam Al-Hussein (peace of Allah be on him) in
the holy city of Karbala amid tight security measures.
Husseini pilgrims from across the world gather at the holy shrine on
the night and day of Arafah.
They recite zyarah in front of the holy grave of the Imam (peace of
Allah be on him) and perform other rituals.
The pilgrims also converge 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 holy city.
Accorading to Afzal As-Shami, Deputy administrator of Hussaini
Shrine, strict security measures have been finalized and special
arrangements have been made in Karbala to facilitate the ‘Visitors of