Nigerians who are members of the Islamic Movement Nigeria (IMN) have participated in the annual Arba’een trek to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq where hundreds of them trekked from Najaf to the holy city of Karbala.
Shi’ah Muslims from all parts of the world have commenced the annual Arba’een trek to Karbala in commemoration of the annual fortieth day remembrance of the murder of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA), Imam Hussain (AS).
People from different parts of the world are fascinated by the presence of the Nigerian contingents at the annual event as people from other parts of the world are anxious to also be given the chance to lift the Nigerian flag inn appreciation.
A lot of the attendants at the event continuously ask about the health condition and situation of the IMN leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky while some even carry his pictures in solidarity.
Hundreds of thousands of people have condemned the continued detention of the IMN leader who they describe as oppressed while they also prayed for him.
The Arba’een event is the largest gathering of human beings in the world where an estimated 25 million people have gathered to mourn the murder of Imam Husain AS who was beheaded by Yazid bin Mu’awiyya on the 10th of Muharram for which the 40th day remembrance is commemorated annually on the 20th day of Safar of the Islamic calendar for refusing to pay allegiance to him.