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Significance of Arbaeen and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arba'een and Jabir' s Narration

Significance of Arbaeen and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arba'een and Jabir' s Narration

Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a.s.) includes the performance of Ziyarat-e-Arba’een as one of the five marks for a believer, in addition to reciting 51 raka of sala, audible recitation of Bismillah, wearing a ring on one’s right hand, and doing sajda on dust.  (This hadith has been narrated by Sheikh Tusi in the book Tahthib).

Imam Hussein
 Arbaeen of Imam Husayn, Ziarat al-Arbaeen with Simple Explanation

Arbaeen of Imam Husayn, Ziarat al-Arbaeen with Simple Explanation

What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him. The article concludes with the Arabic text of Ziyarat Arba‘een with full English translation and a brief exposition on certain passages of this powerful and moving visitation. Insha-Allah, a more comprehensive understanding of this ziyarat will be presented in the future.

Imam Hussein
The Arbaeen of Karbala Myrtyrs

The Arbaeen of Karbala Myrtyrs

It is customary to pay tribute to the deceased forty days after his death by doing acts of righteousness on his behalf, by eulogizing him and enumerating his merits. This is done at organized gatherings in order to keep his memory alive just when people's minds start to forget about him and their hearts start to ignore him.

Imam Hussein
Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (as); A Qestion and Its Answer

Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (as); A Qestion and Its Answer

Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) has said: The signs of a believer are five: • Performing fifty-one rakats of salaa daily, • Reciting Ziyarah of Arba'een, • Wearing a ring in the right hand, • Placing the forehead on dust [during sajda], and • Saying "Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim" aloud in salaa." al-a'mal, p. 589, as stated [by Ibn Tawus]

Imam Hussein
Mourners flood Karbala on Chehlum of Imam Hussain

Mourners flood Karbala on Chehlum of Imam Hussain

Among the worshippers were around 25,000,000 pilgrims from 30 different countries. Shiite pilgrims from across Iraq and around the world thronged the shrine city of Karbala on Thursday for the climax of annual mourning rituals amid tight security over fears of militant attacks.

Imam Hussein
Day of Arbaeen; 6,000 Iraqi groups ready to host visitors

Day of Arbaeen; 6,000 Iraqi groups ready to host visitors

Every year, forty days after Day of Ashura which marks martyrdom of Imam Hussein and his companions in the planes of Karbala some 1400 years ago, millions of Muslims gather in the holy city of Najaf and walk all the way to Karbala in memory of Imam Hussein.

Imam Hussein
Wikipedia says Chehlum Congregation in Karbala Largest Gathering in the World

Wikipedia says Chehlum Congregation in Karbala Largest Gathering in the World

Arbaeen marks the anniversary of the 40th day after the battle of Karbala on Ashura in which Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his companions were martyred.

Imam Hussein
The Severed Head of Karbala Martyrs Rejoins the Bodies

The Severed Head of Karbala Martyrs Rejoins the Bodies

Once Zayn al-’Abidin (‘a) came to know of Yazid's consent, he asked him for the heads so that he would bury them. Yazid showed no hesitation to do so, ordering the heads, including those of Zayn al-’Abidin's family members, to be handed over to him. Zayn al-’Abidin reunited them with their respective bodies.

Imam Ali Bin Hussein
Imam Sajjad (as) after Tragedy of Karbala

Imam Sajjad (as) after Tragedy of Karbala

When the young Ali took the mantle of Imamat, times were hard on the Ahlulbayt of the Prophet. His is the saddest story of all time.

Imam Hussein
Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A)

Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A)

The 40th (Arba’een or Chehlum) marks an important turning point in the movement of Kerbala. This day, which is no less important to the day of Aashura is important for many reasons – the prime being that the Ahlu’l Bayt reached the land of Kerbala on this day and performed the visitation to Sayyid ash-Shuhada Imam Hussain (A) and the loyal family and friends who gave their life for the cause of Islam.

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