Facebook Facebook Twitter YouTube Telegram

Pictures: Candle Festival Held in Karbala on Eve of Imam Mahdi Birthday

10:05 AM | 2022-03-19 522
جانب من تشيع الشهيد زكي غنام
تحميل الصورة

A candle-lighting festival was in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala on Thursday night, to mark the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (AS), the 12th Shia Imam.

 

According to Iqna.ir, the festival was held at Bein-al-Haramein, the area between the shrines of Imam Hussein (AS) and Hazrat Abbas (AS).

 

This was the 22nd edition of the festival, which is held every year to mark the birthday of the 12th Shia Muslims Imam.

 

In this festival, people lit 1,188 candles corresponding to the age of Imam Mahdi (AS). A similar event is set to be held tonight in Samarra.

 

Nisf Sha’aban, or the 15th day of the lunar Hijri month of Sha’aban, marks the birthday of the twelfth Imam, Imam Zaman (may God hasten his glad advent).

 

Every year, millions of Shia Muslims around the world hold festivities to honor the event.

 

According to Islamic teachings, Imam Zaman is the prophesied redeemer, who will revive peace, administer justice, and rid the world of evil.

 

A quarterly scientific journal issued by KCSR alssebt.com
Announcement The story of Karbala Part II The most important challenges facing Karbala’s health sector, a poll by KCSR reveals The story of Karbala Part I Indian prime Minister calls to remember Imam Hussain’s sacrifices on the day of Ashura Ashura:The day that is marked across the whole world Thousands observe 7th Muharram rituals in Kashmir's Srinagar  The story of Karbala was written by Imam Hussein's blood: Pakistani Academic Imam Hussein’s loyal Companions in Karbala Pictures: The KCSR covered in black, marking the first days of Muharram 1444 AH Pictures: Kashmir covered in black to observe Karbala tragedy Zainabia Islamic Center in Australia to Host Karbala Mourning Ceremonies Najaf-Karbala railway project to be discussed by Iraq’s GCIR, China’s Norinco Company Karbala-inspired Inter-Faith Conference to be held in India Preparations for Eid al-Ghadeer in a British city, report A delegation from the Vatican State visits KCSR, reviews its most prominent activities Pictures: Worshippers Attend Eid Al-Adha Prayers in Karbala What is Arbaeen and how do believers mark it? A documentary about Arbaeen pilgrimage by the French Institute of Iraq, released Pictures: Karbala's mourning processions commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam al-Jawad