This study shall investigate foot-pilgrims on the Arbaeen pilgrimage that attracts 20 million people annually, making it the world's largest annual gathering in...
The generous hospitality of Iraqi people during the Arbaeen pilgrimage has been added to UNESCO’s prestigious heritage list. “Provision of services and hospitality during the Arba’in (Arbaeen) visitation” has won world heritage status, joining UNESCO’s culture list as one of the most prominent social and cultural characteristics of the Arab ...
Recently a very disturbing and confusing video has been forwarded to me showing a public speaker who calls the walk a carnival and an innovation similar to Salat-al- Tarawih. He said this is an innovation which has...
This paper analyzes motivations and experiences of foot-pilgrims in their journey to Karbala(Iraq) during the Arbaeen pilgrimage. The study deploys an interpretivist paradigm consisting of a phenomenological approach and...
Millions of visitors of Imam Hussain (p) should fully appreciate the role they play in fulfilling the Promise of God, the Most High, as described by Sayyida Zainab bint Ali (p)...
Why is there such a fervent desire for millions to flock to what would have been an otherwise unknown land and for millions to journey there by foot from all parts of...
Anam Kazim, member of the legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada during an official session represented the ceremony of Arbaeen to the Canadian Assembly and talked about the Great Arbaeen walk in Iraq...
Prophets (as) and Imams (as) are the vivid examples and leaders that true Mu’mins (believers) should practically follow and not just worship. The example of Imam Hussain (as) is the lesson of uprising against tyranny and...
This Special Issue of IJIDI will address this gap by offering a combined information and diversity perspective to the study of pilgrimage; shedding light on the approaches and concepts that can enrich our understanding of the pilgrim’s journey and it...
Imam Husain opted for a unique strategy of martyrdom to achieve his goal. He would indeed confront Yazid and his forces but not with an army of soldiers, but with a band of martyrs. He believed that it is only martyrdom that would powerfully and...