Muslims to start Karbala march for Arbaeen
Tens of thousands of Muslims from distant towns of Iraq are going to start their foot march to Karbala in future days to take part in mass pilgrimage of Arbaeen.
The occasion has invariably served a driving force for Muslim unity in the face of attempts to create divergence, animosity, and misunderstanding.
Each year, followers of other religious groups such as Christians and Sunni Muslims join the journey to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad and the third Imam of Shia Muslims.
The occasion has found additional significance in recent years as it has become a rallying cry for the campaign against Takfiri terrorists who have frequently targeted the pilgrims.
The marchers will make their way to the city of Karbala, 62 miles southwest of Baghdad.
Iraqi related organizations are preparing themselves to host the biggest march in the world.