World’s Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You’ve Never Heard of it!
It’s not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world’s most populous gathering and you’ve probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more significant than Kumbh Mela, since the latter is only held every third year. In short, Arbaeen dwarfs every other rally on the planet, reaching twenty million last year. That is a staggering 60% of Iraq’s entire population, and it is growing year after year….Read more
Above is an excerpt from Huffington Post article published on November 21, 2014, written by Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi