An official from the holy shrine in Najaf said the Arba’een procession in the holy city of Karbala has hit record high this year as millions of pilgrims from across the globe attended the massive march and ceremonies held at the holy shrines.
A senior Muslim cleric and prayer leader of Imam of Rassoul Al Akram mosque in Accra pointed out the importance of Arbaeen pilgrimage as a way to show love, loyalty, and sympathy to what happened to the grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussain.
Hopefully, the walk from Najaf to Karbala will draw attention to that. It is hard to make a pilgrimage to Karbala and yet see the suffering of people who have often sacrificed the men in their family in the fight against Daesh.
Secretary of Lebanon’s Assembly of Muslim Scholars has stressed that sacrilege of religious sanctities can never be justified under the pretext of freedom of speech calling on all Muslim states to take action to prevent further desecration of Qur’an.
A UK-based commentator on Muslim world issues stressed that the uprising and martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) goes beyond a mere historical event and symbolizes the struggle for justice, truth and standing against tyranny.
An Iraqi-based political commentator has stressed that the repeated cases of Qur’an desecration in Europe are rooted in the West's anti-religion ideology and its concern over the dynamicity and achievements of pro-Muslim movements worldwide.
A former US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter has said that the US cluster munition will weaken Ukraine in two ways: it is less destructive and will be followed by a powerful Russian response.
A political analyst based in Jerusalem al-Quds said the retreat of the Israeli forces in the face of the Palestinian resistance fighters in the West Bank city of Jenin proves that the equations have shifted.