Supreme Leader attends Arbaeen mourning ceremony
On the occasion of the Arbaeen (40th) of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his faithful companions, a mourning ceremony is being held by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The ceremony is held in Imam Khomeini Hussainia, where the Supreme Leader hold public meetings and ceremonies.
University student heyats (religious groups) from throughout the country have attended this mourning ceremony.
At the end of the Arbaeen mourning ceremony, Ayatollah Khamenei addressed the participants in a speech to discuss the importance of Arbaeen.
The Leader pointed out that this year's Arbaeen was more magnificently and grandly than any other period in history.
The black-clad pilgrims gathered at Imam
Hussein’s holy shrine in Karbala on Saturday to culminate a week-long
procession in commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet
Mohammad's grandson, who was killed along with his companions during the
battle of Karbala in 680 AD.
The ceremony is also fervently observed by Muslims in their own countries across the world.
Millions of Iranians also flock to the holy shrines across the country and to local mosques to commemorate Arba’een.
People in the Iranian capital of Tehran, under the banner of 'Those left behind from Arba’een', take part in a symbolic march to the holy shrine of Hazrat Abdol Azim Hassani in the southern city of Rey.