An Arbaeen procession was held on Wednesday in Damascus as Imam Hussein (AS) lovers walked from the holy shrine of Sayyeda Roqayya (AS) to that of Sayyed Zainab (AS).
Thousands of believers walked a distance of around 14 kilometers, according to media reports.
Moreover, mourners in Aleppo City marked Arbaeen by holding a commemoration service with a vast participation.
The sermon narrated the sacrifices of Imam Hussein (AS) and reiterated the importance of committing to his noble path.
Arbaeen is an Arabic word that literally means the fortieth day. It falls on the twentieth of Safar, 40 days after the Day of Ashura (on the tenth of Muharram). Ashura marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) who was martyred along with his companions after an epic battle in Karbala against Yazid, the second caliph of the corrupt Umayyad Caliphate.
Through years, the Arbaeen has become a deeply rooted event in the traditions of Shiite Muslims, who yearly mark the occasion by flocking in to the holy city of Karabala and by practicing different forms of mourning, including the well-known Arbaeen Walk which is pilgrimage on foot between Najaf and Karbala.
Source: Al-Manar English Website