According to the organizing committee, promotion of the Islamic culture with an emphasis on Arbaeen and Husseini culture is the main objective of the conference.
It will be held in three languages (Persian, Arabic and English) on September 30 in Tehran and then on October 6 in Karbala.
Arbaeen and Islamic cultural challenges in contemporary world, media approaches to Arbaeen, reflection of Arbaeen in Persian and Arabic literature, Arbaeen and Islamic resistance, and Arbaeen’s strategic dimensions are among the themes of this year’s conference.
Scholars and researchers have been invited to send papers to the international scholarly event.
The deadline for sending abstract papers is July 22 and full papers should be submitted to the committee not later than August 22.
For more information visit http://arbaeen.atu.ac.ir/.
Arbaeen, meaning “the fortieth” in Arabic, is observed 40 days after Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar calendar month of Muharram, when Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), was martyred along with dozens of his companions at the hands of the tyrant of the time, Yazid I, more than thirteen centuries ago.
Each year, a huge crowd of Shias, including Iranians, flock to Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.
In the past few years, around 20 million pilgrims from all over the world took part in the mourning ceremonies in the Iraqi holy city marking Arbaeen.
This year, Arbaeen falls on Saturday, October 19.