Press TV, Rome
A two-day photographic and film exhibition on the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen began in the Italian capital on Saturday.
Arbaeen marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein – the third Imam of Shia Muslims and a grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is commemorated annually through a march being the biggest in the world and known as Arbaeen pilgrimage, from different countries to Karbala and holding ceremonies in the Iraqi city.
The initiative – organized by the Imam Mehdi Islamic Association and the NGO Arbaeen Travelogue – showcases a selection of photos from the world’s largest gathering in late September this year. The main focus of the exhibition is global justice.
People at the photo exhibition say Arbaeen should be seen as a model for our societies. One in which each and every one of us has a role irrespective of our nationality, financial status, and ethnic or religious background.