Srinagar- A number of majalis were held across Srinagar on Saturday to mark the Arbaeen (Chehlum) of martyrs of Karbala.
It is pertinent to mention, Arbaeen, is an Arabic word which translates to the “forty” day mourning period after Ashura (10th Muharram) when Imam Hussain (A.S) grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was martyred after having refused to pledge allegiance to the corrupt and tyrannical ruler, Yazid.
Processions were taken out following majalis where zakireen recited classical marsiya and Ulema delivered sermons highlighting the significance of Arbaeen and the relevance of the message of Imam Hussain (AS) today.
At Sajjadabad Chattabal, Maulana Masroor Abbas dwelt in detail about the spirit behind the uprising of Imam Hussain and his small band of followers which he said infuses vigour among Muslims even after the passage of 1400 years.
Later a Zuljinah procession was taken out from the Astana Babul Hawaij where a copy of the holy Quran written by Imam Musa Kazim is preserved.
At Bemina a large procession was taken out following a grand majlis on the occasion. Agha Syed Hadi Moosavi, president of Anjuman Sharie Shiayan delivered a sermon at the Imambargah Agha Syed Yusuf.
At Zadibal, Srinagar, a large number of mourners from Srinagar and adjacent areas attended the Majlis and listened to Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari, chief of Shia Association. He threw light on the life and teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain and the incident of Karbala.
Later, a procession was taken out from Mohalla Syed Afzal to Imambargah Zadibal..
A large gathering was held at Zaildar Mohalla, Saida Kadal, where a procession was taken out from Zaildar Mohalla that passed through different areas before culminating at Imam Bargah Hassanabad.
Reports of Arbaeen gatherings were also received from across Kashmir.
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