11:48 - February 20, 2022
News ID: 3477883
TEHRAN (IQNA) – People from far and near Iraqi cities have started their march towards Kadhimiya to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Kadhim (AS), the 7th Shia Imam.


Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from different Iraqi cities and even from other countries come to Baghdad on foot to mark this mourning ceremony.

Special Moukebs have also been set up on the path of pilgrims to provide them with food and other services.

Last year, a total of three million people visited holy shrines in Kadhimiya during the same period despite the fact that foreigners were not allowed to visit the country due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The march is known as the biggest of its kind after the great march of Arbaeen.

The 25th of the month of Rajab in the lunar Hijri calendar (that falls on Feb. 25 this year) marks the anniversary of Imam Kadhim’s (AS) martyrdom.

The 7th Imam was poisoned and martyred on Rajab 25, 183 (September 5, 799 AD) in the prison of Baghdad.



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