Arbaeen has always been a pivotal moment in the dynamics of the Shiite philosophical school and a strong vehicle for conveying Ashura’s universal message.
This unique religious ceremony serves as a worldwide gathering event for all those seeking inner tranquillity, justice, and social solidarity.
The Arbaeen March participants experienced a unique feeling of peace and social cohesion, as well as a deeper commitment to preserving and strengthening human cooperation.
The Arbaeen March brings together people from all walks of life to demonstrate the need for divine peace.
During the Arbaeen, Karbala is inundated with the large crowds that covet tranquillity, which is crucial to individual and collective development.
Consequently, the fact that millions join the Arbaeen March acts as a living proof for Islam’s worldwide peace and justice on social levels.
Arbaeen, the world’s largest human event, harbingers a brighter future for humanity. When God’s final revelation, Imam Mahdi [PBUH], Imam Husayn’s grandson, emerges from the Occultation, the civilization that God desires for us to dwell in, rather than this materialistic prison that we call civilization, will be fulfilled.
Due to non-Muslim participation in Arbaeen, the long-standing tradition is no longer exclusive to Shia Muslims and now spreads to other religious groups.
This matchless event has evolved into a global rite that will continue to grow in significance and continue to do so as it transcends all ethnic, racial, and geographic barriers.
Arbaeen’s social scope has progressively broadened to include Sunnis and Christians, creating a powerful bond across ethnicities and religions in Iraq and beyond.
The extraordinary unity between pilgrims and their Iraqi hosts during the Arbaeen March transcended time and distance, fostering a strong feeling of group membership as well as a shared goal of spreading peace and love.
Arbaeen has obvious political implications since it commemorates the Karbala martyrs who fought against political oppression in their time and displays the universality of Islam’s revolutionary message.
Several attempts have been made to bring different religious groups together through engaging in ceremonies that pay homage to Imam Husayn, with Lebanon’s Imam Musa Sadr being the most prominent example.
Imam Musa Sadr used every opportunity to explicate the disturbing nature of our world in light of Imam Husayn’s epic and exhort communities to repair their social and personal existence.
He accomplished this by forging unbreakable relationships between Islam and Christianity through rituals such as Ashura and Arbaeen, as well as the birth of Jesus Christ.
“These are precarious times, and we must make sacrifices for peace, love, and high ideals. There must be complete Islamic-Christian unity, and that is why it is all the more critical to sacrifice,” Imam Sadr