The Iraqi Interior Minister, Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, has described
the successful management of the millions of pilgrims of the Holy Shrine
of the Third Infallible Heir of Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon
him and his progeny), Imam Hussein (Peace be upon him), mourning
Arba’een, the 40th day after the anniversary of martyrdom of
Imam Hussein and his 72 steadfast companions, as a source of honor and
pride for the Iraqi government and nation.
According to IRIB World Service, the Iraqi interior
minister issued a statement on Saturday noting that if it wasn’t because
of the solidarity and cooperation of people, Iraqi state-run
organizations, and pilgrims, such an honor would have never
The Iraqi Premier, Haidar al-Abadi, had also previously lauded the
successful management of Arba’een ceremony in the holy city of Karbala.