Iranians find joy in serving pilgrims on road to Karbala

Volunteers offer food to fellow pilgrims as thousands of Iranian Shiite Muslims make their way to the Mehran border point between Iran and Iraq, heading toward the central Iraqi shrine city of Karbala ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival. Arbaeen, which marks the 40th day after Ashura, commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussein.

Shiite pilgrims in Iraq’s Karbala hail ‘revenge’ against IS

Shiite pilgrims pray Friday at the Imam Hussein shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala during the Arbaeen religious festival, to mark the 40th day after Ashura and also celebrate the Islamic State group’s battlefield defeats.

Shia Muslims mark Ashura festival with prayers and self-flagellation (GRAPHIC)

Muslims across the globe marked the religious festival of Ashura with parades, marches and some Shia worshipers participating in self-flagellation in remembrance of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussein at the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

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Tribute to 3rd Imam: Shia Muslims celebrate Ashura in Iraq

Thousands of Shia Muslims are commemorating Ashura in Karbala, Iraq, paying tribute to the third Imam of Shia Muslims, Husayn ibn Ali. Participants are expressing sorrow for Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, who was martyred at the Battle of Karbala in October, 680 AD.

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