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Yazidi Mawkeb participated in Arbaeen pilgrimage ceremony (+Photo)

A Yazidi Mawkeb from the north of Sinjar region participated in the pilgrimage of the Arbaeen of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.).

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A Yazidi Mawkeb from the north of Sinjar region participated in the pilgrimage of the Arbaeen of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.).

A Yazidi Mawkeb headed by Pir Khadideh, a representative of the Yazidis from the north of Sinjar region participated in the pilgrimage of the Arbaeen of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.).

The Mawkeb met Hojat al-Islam Sayed Ahmad Eshkevari, in charge of the "Najaf seminary propagation project for the Arbaeen pilgrimage on the pilgrims' route."

While expressing their condolences and sympathy for Arbaeen Hussaini, the Mawkeb members, spoke of their honor for participating in the Arbaeen Walk for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.), the symbol of the free people of the world.

In this meeting, Pir Khadideh expressed his gratitude to Hojat al-Islam Eshkevari for his warm welcome to the Yazidi delegation.

“All Iraqis, especially Yazidis, are indebted to Marjaiat (religious authority, here refers to Ayatollah Sistani), especially after it defended Iraq and the Yazidis. If the fatwa on Kifaii Jihad (as a Kifaii Wajib: Sufficiency Obligation which is a duty which is imposed on the whole community of believers, but the individual is not required to perform it as long as a sufficient number of community members fulfill it) had not been issued, the Yazidis would have been massacred. This fatwa freed Iraq from the filth of the ISIL terrorist group. This was while the world did nothing during the occupation of Sinjar by ISIL,” he emphasized.

The head of the Yazidi delegation called on the Marjaiat (Ayatollah Sistani) to continue to pay attention to the Yazidis, and to help return Yazidi women and girls abducted by ISIL.

During the meeting, Hojat al-Islam Eshkevari also stressed that the Marjaiat (Ayatollah Sistani) has a paternalistic and non-discriminatory view of all Iraqis. He considers Iraq a homeland for all, and emphasizes unity, resolving the problems left over from the past, and strengthening national sense.

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