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Arbaeen Sessions - Jan 2012

The Arba’een (fortieth)* of Imam Husayn (as), is remembered year after year, because of the great sacrifice of Imam Husayn (as) and his family. After being released from captivity, the surviving followers of Imam Husayn (as) headed towards Karbala so that they could revisit the graves of their loved ones and bury the heads of the Martyrs with the bodies. They arrived at the site where the battle of Karbala took place, on the twentieth of Safar, or forty days after the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (as) and his followers. There they engaged themselves in prayers and supplication for their dead ones. Today after many generations, we the followers of Imam Husayn (as), to keep his memory alive, recall his message and his sufferings in ritual gatherings and processions as a sign of appreciation for the ultimate sacrifice made by him and his followers. The final motive of all this, is to ensure that the true religion and the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (s) and his Ahl ul Bait (as) are kept alive till the end of time and giving us the measure by which we can distinguish the just from the unjust, the oppressor from the oppressed and stand on the side of Righteousness .
(*mourning ceremonies commemorated on the 40th day after the death)

The Islamic Centre of England in conjunction with The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) are organising 10 nights of English Majalis coinciding with the commemorations of Arbaeen for Imam Hussain [as] and the struggles of Sayyeda Zaynab [as], in addition to the sad demise of the Prophet Muhammad [saw] and the martyrdom of Imam Ridha [as].
The English Majalis will be delivered by Sheikh Mohammed Saeed Bahmanpour and will start on:
Saturday 14th January 2012
at 8pm
at the Islamic Centre of England in Maida Vale.
Both brothers and sisters are welcome.