Millions mark martyrdom anniversary of Imam al-Kazim(as)
By: Ismail Zabeeh
HOLY CITY OF KAZMAYN, Iraq: Millions of people have converged in
the holy city of Kazmayn in northwestern Baghdad to commemorate the
martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Moosa bin Jafar Al-Kazim (AS), amid
tightened security measures. Rajab 25 mourning pilgrimage is the
second largest after the Arbaeen Al-Hussayni pilgrimage.
Rajab 25, which falls this year on Tuesday May 3 in Iraq, marks the
martyrdom anniversary of the seventh infallible descendant of
prophet Muhammad (s), Al-Imam Mousa Al-Kazim (AS). Al-Imam al-Kazim
(AS) and his grandson Al-Imam Muhammad Taqi Al-Jawwad (AS) are
buried in Al-Kazmayn shrine.
On Tuesday, Iraqi security forces blocked all main roads in Baghdad
to ensure the safety of the pilgrims who traditionally travel on
foot to the neighborhood of Kazimiyah in northern Baghdad, where the
shrine is located.
The commemoration takes place despite security threats. At least 18
Shia pilgrims were killed and 45 people injured in a car bombing
claimed by Daesh terrorists just on Monday.
“This pilgrimage represents a defeat for terrorism,” Mohammed Nayif,
32, from Iraq’s Babil Province said, adding, “We are not afraid of
the explosions and nothing will stop us.”
An official from the shrine said that millions of people have
taken part in the pilgrimage in recent days.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq
ever since Daesh terrorists launched an offensive in June 2014 and
took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
Latest figures released by the United Nations (UN) show that at
least 741 Iraqi people, including soldiers and civilians, lost their
lives in violence in the country in the month of April.
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