Iranian Official Stresses Providing Best Services to Arbaeen Pilgrims

Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber underlined providing the best services to those going on Arbaeen pilgrimage.



Speaking at a coordination meeting of the Arbaeen Headquarters and a number of other related committees here in Tehran on Sunday, he said that the security of the pilgrimage should be ensured.

He underscored the importance that the administration attaches to promoting religious values and rituals.

Mokhber added that there should be thorough planning, preparation and provision of required equipment to best hold the religious event.

Increasing the number of exit and entry points on borders, facilitating the pilgrims’ transportation, and providing enough health and medical equipment and services were also emphasized by the senior official.


Iranian Official Stresses Providing Best Services to Arbaeen Pilgrims


Also present at the meeting were Iran’s minister of health and medical education, deputy minister of interior and police commander.

Between four and five million Iranians are expected to take part in the annual Arbeen march in Iraq this year.

It will come after two years of restrictions imposed on participation of foreign pilgrims due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Arbaeen mourning ceremony is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world.

It marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Imam Hussein (AS).

Each year, pilgrims, mainly from Iraq and Iran, travel long routes on foot to Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located.

The Day of Arbaeen falls on September 17 this year.


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