Iran to Dispatch English, Arabic-Speaking Clerics to Arbaeen Congregation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than 100 Iranian clergymen, fluent in English and Arabic, will travel to Iraq to preach to large crowds of pilgrims performing religious rituals during Arbaeen in commemoration of Imam Hussein (AS), an official said.
Speaking to Tasnim, secretary of the society of preachers said the young English and Arabic-speaking clerics are planned to be stationed at the pavilions and congregation halls that Iran will install along the road between the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala.
The young preachers are going to convey the message and culture of the Islamic Revolution to the pilgrims travelling to Iraq from across the world, he added.
Iran is going to install more than 1,600 pavilions and congregation halls to provide food, beverages, accommodation and medical services for the pilgrims traveling on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala for Arbaeen.
Each year, a huge crowd of Shiite Muslims attend the religious commemoration of Arbaeen, marking the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shiite imam.
Karbala hosts the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS).
During the Arbaeen event, volunteers set up thousands of congregation halls and pavilions in Najaf and Karbala and along the road between them to offer services for the travelers and pilgrims.