Ayatollah Alireza Arafi

Arbaeen walk led to ISIS defeat: Head of Iran’s seminaries

AhlulBayt News Agency- “Arbaeen pilgrimage has truly become a manifestation of unity and brotherhood within Muslim community so much that even followers of other religions have been drawn to it and attend the ceremony alongside Shia Muslims.” 

In an interview with Hawzah News’ correspondent in Qom on Sunday, head of Iran’s Islamic seminaries Ayatollah Alireza Arafi highlighted the significant role of Arbaeen pilgrimage in defeating ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria saying, “By Allah almighty’s grace, every year the number of pilgrims attending Arbaeen Walk is increasing; This massive participation by Ahlulbayt (as) lovers is a sign of Allah almighty’s special attention to Imam Hussain (as) and his adherents.”

Ayatollah Arafi added, “However, all this love and enthusiasm that we have witnessed in Arbaeen walk during the recent years is only a drop in the vast ocean of spiritual and cultural blessings of this great Imam and his holy shrine in Karbala. As our scholars have said before, the spirituality of Imam Hussain (as) will always shine bright until the final Judgment Day.”

Member of the Islamic seminary’s Supreme Council further emphasized the issue of Islamic Unity as another major point in Arbaeen Walk; “Arbaeen pilgrimage has truly become a manifestation of unity and brotherhood within Muslim community so much that even followers of other religions have been drawn to it and attend the ceremony alongside Shia Muslims.”