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Arbaeen Walk 1441 from Karbala

A march is organized every year in which Muslims walk 92 k.m. in Iraq from Najaf to Karbala.

Arbaeen literally means “fortieth” in Arabic and is used as a name for the day which marks the fortieth day from the date of the Tragedy of Karbala. This day falls on 20th Safar on the Islamic calendar.

The whole route is divided into 1,452 poles for the ease of pilgrims, where the distance between each pole is 50 meters. The approximate walking time is 16 to 23 hours, but pilgrims continue to arrive in Karbala after walking for about four to five days.


A march is organized every year in which Muslims walk 92 k.m. in Iraq from Najaf to Karbala. Arbaeen literally means “fortieth” in Arabic and is used as a name for the day which marks the fortieth day from the date of the Tragedy of Karbala. This day falls on 20th Safar on the Islamic calendar. The whole route is divided into 1,452 poles for the ease of pilgrims, where the distance between each pole is 50 meters. The approximate walking time is 16 to 23 hours, but pilgrims continue to arrive in Karbala after walking for about four…

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