Arbaeen mourning ceremony held in Dublin

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Shia Dubliners held the Arbaeen ceremony to mourn for Imam Hussein (AS), the third infallible Imam of Shia Muslims.

The Arbaeen ceremony was held on Friday in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

The Shia clergyman delivered a sermon about Karbala, Ashura, Arbaeen, and the effect of Imam Hussein's move on the Islamic Revolution of Iran (1979).

Arbaeen, an Arabic word meaning the 40th, is a mourning ceremony held 40 days after Imam Hussein, Prophet Muhammad's grandson, and his 72 followers, including 18 of family members and close relatives, were brutally martyred in Karbala, Iraq on Ashura (the 10th day of the first month of the Arabic year), by the army of the second Umayyad caliph, Yazid ibn Muawiyah, in AD 680.

The mourning ceremony began and was soon established when Jabir ibn Abdullah Ansari, a close follower of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), then 77, visited Imam Hussein's grave as the Imam's first pilgrim, 40 days after Ashura.

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