"Imam Hussain's tomb is a door to the gates of paradise."
Imam  Jaffar Al-Sadeq  (fvmh)

 

FROM ASHURA TO THE 40TH DAY

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Arbaeenevent and art exhibition
    Sat, Oct 02
    Medborgerhuset Taastrup
    Oct 02, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Medborgerhuset Taastrup, Taastrup Hovedgade 71, 2630 Taastrup
  • Arbaeen peace march Copenhagen
    Tue, Sep 28
    Dog Station
    Sep 28, 6:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Dog Station, Hundige Stationsvej 2, 2670 Greve
    "Arbaeen peace march" is the name of the annual march which here in Denmark started in 2005 by some mourners who wanted to walk a symbolic distance in memory of Imam Hussein's family who were taken hostage after the Karbala tragedy in 680.
  • Arbaeen Inspires storevent
    Sun, Sep 26
    Valby Kulturhus
    Sep 26, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Valby Kulturhus, Valgårdsvej 4, 2500 Copenhagen, Denmark

ARBAEEN FACTS

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CONTINUATION

The Battle of Karbala had many aspects to it.

Should one choose to highlight one of the aspects and points of view, in addition to the tragedy, the bloodshed and the grief, then the sacrifice will be one of the major topics that will be at the center.

 

Lovers of Imam Hussain have learned to build on Mrs. Zaynab and Imam Al-Sajjad´'s promotion of the concept of sacrifice and on the prophets before them. One of the methods of marketing the Prophet's grandson was and is to attract and share the message by sacrificing the most dear a supporter of Hussain has to give for the message and for this special love affair.

 

In a world that is coming closer together than ever through technology and logistics, the detachment from material goods means a form of liberation from the ownership of the property by the owner. Ashura's sacrifice and Arbaeen´'s culture of generosity and giving, create a human attachment that crosses all boundaries and transcends the al ego in the teachings of the Father of Freedom Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet, and his family and companions.

These growing rituals and their extension to countries all over the world, as well as their impact, are a major area of research that creates curiosity among researchers and awaits further exploration, not least among academics and sociologists.

REMEMBER

At the level of the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Arbaeen Peace March has become one of the greatest Muslim festivals ever.

A crowd of 20 million visitors at this international event cannot be overlooked or underestimated, especially in times when the SoMe movement and the media in general make it easier for the consequences to explore the geographies, cultures and nations of the world.

Despite the numerous governments and various obstacles, including the COVID19 virus as the latest, there has been no minor endorsement of this freedom movement and love renewal.

 

The visitors gather in these enormous numbers to empathize with and recall the horrors and horrors the captives among the Prophet's family and children have experienced. This memory of humiliation and inhuman treatment reminds all societies of theirs role in commanding the good and forbidding the evil that can also be manifested in a symbolic footing.

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PILGRIMAGE WALK

The Arbaeen Pilgrimage is the largest annual pilgrimage and is discussed with reference to the foot-pilgrimage concepts.

Along the major routes from Iraq's various cities to Karbala, visitors and mourners across Imam Hussain encounter a wide range of tents and service points also called "mawkib" / موكب.

A mawkib can consist of a group of volunteers or of local residents who simply want to offer the wandering visitors a form of support and service to be able to complete and complete the walk to Karbala, with Imam Hussain´'s burial ground as the final destination.

Some of the locals may have waited a whole year to sacrifice the individual or the few sheep or cows they have as a livelihood, in order to serve them to the Imam's guests during the Arbaeen. While other groups cross national borders and several hundred and thousands of kilometers, to be able to contribute with their participation which can vary. Below, some of these "mawakib" / service points may include:

  • Food and drinks.

  • Massage and foot care.
  • Over-the-counter medicine and my health check.

  • Rest and accommodation locations (host's own house or set up tents).