30 Sept 2019

The Arbaeen Walk

The day of Arbaeen marks forty days after the events of Ashura. Up to 25 million people mark Arbaeen by walking the 80km/50mile journey from Najaf to Imam Hussain's shrine in Karbala. They come from surrounding cities and even from other countries. This pilgrimage has been recorded as the worlds largest gathering of people! Arbaeen is also the largest number of people fed for free and largest group of volunteers serving a single event in the world. Men and women of all ages, of different race and culture, walk side by side for many days showing their love for Imam Husayn (a). Flocks of people host the ones walking, offering them food, shelter in large set up tents, medicine and comfort for their journey.

Imam Sadiq (a) has said "When a person travels to visit the grave of Imam Husayn (a), as he takes his first step away from his family he is pardoned for his sins. Then, for every step he takes he continues to become purified until he reaches the holy grave."

Activity: Virtual Arbaeen Walk
Actively engage in the remembrance of Imam Husayn (a) by taking on a walk related charity challenge. 
- Talk a ten minute silent reflective walk everyday over Arbaeen
- Walk 10,000 steps each day to virtually cover the 50 miles distance from Najaf to Karbala.

Activity: Virtual Arbaeen Walk Tracker 
Keep a record of your progress using the tracker adapted from the N2K workbook by Zahra Trust

Book: The Brothers and Sisters do the Arbaeen Walk
Activity: Ziyara Places in Iraq
Game: Salamoji N2K Walk Game
Listen: Arbaeen English Latmiyya Playlist
Watch: The 40th - The Arbaeen Walk to Karbala - Documentary
Article: World's Biggest Pilgrimage
Read: The Significance of the Arbaeen Walk
Ziyarah: Arbaeen by QFatima
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