Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:03:06 PM
500 Iranian Moukebs to Serve Arbaeen Pilgrims in Karbala

As many as 500 Moukebs will be set up by Iran in Iraq’s Karbala province during Arbaeen pilgrimage, an official said.

Jamshid Goudarzi, deputy head of Iran’s Arbaeen Headquarters, added that the decision was made during a recent meeting of related Iranian and Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

Moukebs are resting places with special facilities and services for pilgrims set up on roads leading to Karbala during the pilgrimage.

Goudarzi added that there will also be a number of Moukebs set up and run jointly by Iran and Iraq.

He stressed that cooperation between the two countries on Arabeen leads to strengthening unity and fraternity.

Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).

Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.

In the past few years, around 20 million pilgrims from all over the world took part in the mourning ceremonies in the Iraqi holy city marking Arbaeen.

Arbaeen falls on Tuesday, October 30, this year.

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