Shia Muslims

Photos, Videos and Documents About Shia Muslims

Shia Muslims

Photos, Videos and Documents About Shia Muslims

Shia Muslims

Here I want to introduce the pure beliefs of Shia Muslims, the second largest branch of Islam which we believe it is the correct interpretation of Islam. Shia take its religion from the Prophet Muhammad and his Ahle-Beyt which are 12 Imams: Ali, Hassan, Hussein and 9 descendants of Imam Hussain.
The last Imam, Mahdi(AS) is still alive, but hidden. We expect him to be appeared in the near future Insha-Allah

۶ مطلب با کلمه‌ی کلیدی «Largest Gathering in the World» ثبت شده است

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AlhamdoLillah this year, Imam Hussein (AS) invited me to visit his holy shrine during Arbaeen 2016. More than 20 Millions of Muslims from across the world have gathered in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day after Ashura (the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam).
These are some photos I've taken during walking towards Karbala (except the first photo and some of the last photos). Photos are taken from My other blog hosted on Blogger (Shia Muslim blog) and may be filtered in Iran and some other countries!
Arbaeen 2016 - Ashura 40th

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims
Arbaeen 2016 - Ashura 40th - Start of the Road Najaf-Karbala

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims

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Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims


Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims
Arbaeen 2016 - Ashura 40th - Largest International Gathering

Arbaeen - Ashura 40th - Shia Muslims

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Arbaeen 2016 Comming

About 12 days left until Arbaeen 2016; but pilgrims just started their spiritual journey towards Imam Hussein (AS)... Lots of people from Iran, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain and Western countries began their walking from around 10 days before. They want to experience the best travel of the world. A travel on foot towards the heart of the earth, Karbala; where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is.
Last year more than 26 million pilgrims walked towards Karbala to take part in the mourning rituals of Arba’een in Iraq (4 December 2015). (Ref: Arbaeen 2015 Gathering)

This year, hopefully I am one of the millions of Pilgrims of Imam Hussein (AS) InshaAllah.

Areal Photo Arbaeen - Ashura
Aerial Photo from Karbala During Arbaeen 2015

What is Arbaeen

Arbaeen is the 40th day after Ashura in which Imam Hussein (as) and his companions martyred. In Arbaein, due to some historical documents, Imam Sajjad (AS), Seyeda Zeinab (the sister of Imam Hussein), and some other relatives of the Imam, came back to Karbala and mourned for Imam and other martyrs of the battle of Ashura.
After Saddam, walking to Karbala was released. Since then, every year, millions of Shia Muslims from all over the world travel to Karbala, the holy city of Iraq, to commemorate the religious ceremony of Arbaeen.
The walk from Najaf to Karbala is one of the most enlightening acts of worship a pilgrim can perform. The suffering and hardship imposed on the family of Imam Hussain (as) and the grandchildren of Prophet Muhammad (s) is felt in every step, and thus the love and respect for this holy family increases in the heart of the believer with every step that is taken towards the holy land of Karbala.
Arbaeen - Ashura
100 Years old man walking lots of kilometers towards karbala - Arbaeen 2014
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Arbaeen 2015 Finished successfully and about 25 millions of pilgrims reached Karbala in Iraq.
The following shows some children serving pilgrims of Imam Hussein (as)

Arbaeen 2015-Childrens Serving Pilgrims of Imam Hussein - Najaf-Karbala
 
Arbaeen, Ashura, Arbain 2015
 
Arbaeen 2015 - Najaf-Karbala 
 See more photos from Arbaeen 2015 here: ArbaeenPix
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In Arbaeen 2014, I had the opportunity of traveling to Iraq for the first time and participating in the largest peaceful walking in the world. Definitely this travel was my best journey during my life. A spiritual trip with many hardships but full of love for Imam Hussein (AS). About 20 millions pilgrims, 15 millions from within Iraq and 5 millions from outside, marked this Shia religious ritual. Almost all pilgrims fed up for free by thousands of volunteers in places called Mookeb... Unfortunately, news agencies were absent in this great procession, but in fact every pilgrim was a medium and InshaAllah very soon the whole world will hear the sound of Labbaik Ya Hussein!

The following photos are taken during my 6 days visit of Iraq and walking in the road of Ya Hussein between Najaf and Karbala: (Click on images for larger images. If you want better resolutions, contact me through comments. For more images see Photos of Arbaeen 2014)

شکر خدا، برای اولین بار زیارت کربلا نصیبم شد، آن هم در شرایطی که به خواب هم نمی دیدم. زیارت اربعین با پای پیاده در کنار میلیونها زائر دیگر. فضای ایام اربعین و طول مسیر پیاده روی چیزی نیست که بتوان به زبان آورد، باید رفت و دید. شاید تصاویر زیر کمی از حال و هوای بزرگترین اجتماع بشری را منتقل کند. اجتماعی که در سکوت ناجوانمردانه‌ی رسانه های خارجی برگزار شد، طوری که در کل مسیر تنها دو سه مورد خبرگزاریهای ایرانی و احتمالا لبنانی بودند که به انعکاس این رویداد بزرگ می پرداختند. (تصاویر بیشتر با کلیک روی ادامه خواندن)

Inside Haram Imam Ali (AS) during Arbaeen 2014 - حرم امیرالمومنین علیه السلام

Biggest gathering in the world - Arbaeen 2014 - بزرگترین اجتماع پیاده دنیا، اربعین 1436 

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A 100 Years Old Man Walks Towards Imam Hussein (AS) Holy Shrine

Millions of People Outside Haram of Imam Hussein in Arbaeen 2014 - جمعیت میلیونی اطراف حرم امام حسین در اربعین

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The largest gathering in the world

The biggest annual gathering

Longest continuous dining table

Largest number of people fed for free

Largest group of volunteers serving a single event

These are some records that must be registered in the Guinness Book for Arbaeen (+). All of these are under the imminent threat of suicide bombing and ISIS in Iraq.
About 20 million Muslims from about 10 days before, started a march towards the holy city of #Karbala to be over there for Arbaeen_2014. Last year about 18 million pilgrims visited the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Arbaeen. Karbala is the city in where Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) , and his companions were martyred in 61 AH. Unfortunately western news channels close their eyes on such important annual event, just because it may spread the culture of Islam and specially Shia... But as Holy Quran says, they can't do so:

یُرِ‌یدُونَ لِیُطْفِئُوا نُورَ‌ اللَّـهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّـهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِ‌هِ وَلَوْ کَرِ‌هَ الْکَافِرُ‌ونَ They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.

I ask you dear Muslim brothers, please propagate this procession in social networks in such a way that satellite and TV channels were forced to show photos and videos of this ritual. You know that lots of people, even non Shia Muslims, are unaware of such a great gathering. Labbayk Ya Hussein Enjoy these photos from current wave towards Hussein (AS) in Arbaeen 2014 :

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 Arbaeen 2014

Arbaeen 2014

بزرگترین اجتماع صلح آمیز دنیا در حال اتفاق است و شبکه های بزرگ خبری دنیا چشمان خود را به روی آن بسته اند. دوستان فعال در فضای مجازی، آستین بالا بزنند. در گروههای مسلمان و غیر مسلمان در شبکه های اجتماعی لااقل خبر این اجتماع را منتشر کنید. مثل پستی که بنده در گروه 306 هزار نفری I Love Islam در گوگل پلاس گذاشتم: اربعین، بزرگترین اجتماع مسلمین در حرکت است. البته به دلیل حضور ناچیز شیعیان در این گروه بزرگ، کسی +1 نکرد!

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Arbaeen, the 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussein in 61 AH, is so near and currently millions of pilgrims are walking towards Hussein for Arbaeen 2014. It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more significant than Kumbh Mela, since the latter is only held every third year. In short, Arbaeen dwarfs every other rally on the planet, reaching  twenty million last year. That is a staggering %60 of Iraq's entire population, and it is growing year after year.
I am ready to visit the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala for the first time, After Saddam, every year the world's biggest pilgrimage takes place in Arbaeen.
Insha Allah. I recommend you listening this song to find the atmosphere of Iraq in the days before Arbaeen.





Welcome dear walker pilgrims, I will register your names and help you later in the day of Judgement. So welcome my pilgrims.



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