Arba'een

  • arba'een
    kerbela hussein moschee.jpg
    millions of muslims gather around the husayn mosque in karbala after making a pilgrimage on foot during arba'een.
    official nameالأربعين al-arba‘īn (in arabic)
    also called
    • azerbaijani: İmamın qırxı
    • bengali: চল্লিশা, romanizedchollishā
    • kurdish: Çilroj
    • persian: چهلم‎, romanizedchehelom
    • sindhi: چاليهو‎, romanized: chālīho
    • turkish: erbain
    • urdu: چالیسواں‎, romanizedchālīsvān
    observed byshia muslims
    typeshia, alevi
    significance40 days after ashura
    observancesvisiting the imam husayn shrine, karbala
    date20 safar
    2019 date19 october[1]
    2020 date8 october
    2021 date27 september
    2022 date17 september
    frequencyonce every islamic year

    arba'een (arabic: الأربعين‎, romanizedal-arba‘īn, lit. 'forty'), chehelom (persian: چهلم‎, "the fortieth day") is a religious observance that occurs forty days after the day of ashura. it commemorates the martyrdom of husayn ibn ali, the grandson of the islamic prophet muhammad, who was killed on the 10th day of the month of muharram. imam husayn ibn ali and 71 of his companions were killed by yazid's army in the battle of karbala in 61 ah (680 ce).

    arba'een or forty days is also the usual length of mourning after the death of a family member or loved one in many muslim traditions. arba'een is one of the largest pilgrimage gatherings on earth, in which up to 45 million people go to the city of karbala in iraq.[2][3][4][5][6]

    the significance of the number 40 has roots in a saying (hadith) of muhammad: "on the day of judgment, among my people, god will consider whoever memorized forty hadiths as an erudite man".

    numerous islamic scholars have gathered collections of forty hadith, quoting from the prophet and the imams, who followed him through the shia sect.

  • background
  • annual pilgrimage
  • ziyarat of arbaeen
  • other religions and countries in the arba'een
  • political significance
  • arba'een in the gregorian calendar
  • see also
  • notes
  • references

Arba'een
Kerbela Hussein Moschee.jpg
Millions of Muslims gather around the Husayn Mosque in Karbala after making a pilgrimage on foot during Arba'een.
Official nameالأربعين al-Arba‘īn (in Arabic)
Also called
Observed byShia Muslims
TypeShia, Alevi
Significance40 days after Ashura
ObservancesVisiting the Imam Husayn Shrine, Karbala
Date20 Safar
2019 date19 October[1]
2020 date8 October
2021 date27 September
2022 date17 September
Frequencyonce every Islamic year

Arba'een (Arabic: الأربعين‎, romanizedal-Arba‘īn, lit. 'forty'), Chehelom (Persian: چهلم‎, "the fortieth day") is a religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, who was killed on the 10th day of the month of Muharram. Imam Husayn ibn Ali and 71 of his companions were killed by Yazid's army in the Battle of Karbala in 61 AH (680 CE).

Arba'een or forty days is also the usual length of mourning after the death of a family member or loved one in many Muslim traditions. Arba'een is one of the largest pilgrimage gatherings on Earth, in which up to 45 million people go to the city of Karbala in Iraq.[2][3][4][5][6]

The significance of the number 40 has roots in a saying (hadith) of Muhammad: "On the day of judgment, among my people, God will consider whoever memorized forty Hadiths as an erudite man".

Numerous Islamic scholars have gathered collections of forty hadith, quoting from the prophet and the Imams, who followed him through the Shia sect.