Press TV, Damascus
Thousands of people took to the streets in Damascus to mark Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. Mourners from Syria, Iran, Iraq and Bahrain walked their way from different parts of Damascus to Sayeda Zeinab Shrine, the sister of Imam Hussein, to mark the occasion.
Wearing black cloth, visitors flocked demonstrating the events that took place on the day Imam Hussein was killed by the tyrant of his time Yazid. They chanted slogans expressing condolences and love to the Imam as well as devotion to remain adherent to the principles of Imam Hussein who sacrificed his life to confront injustice, tyranny and oppression.
The significance of commemorating Arbaeen at Sayeda Zeinab shrine is the fact that she was a symbol of resistance after her brother’s martyrdom in the face of enemies. The shrine was also a target of the oppressors of our time, the US backed terrorists. The sacrifices of resistance fighters, however, kept it secured.
Syrian Muslims have never failed to mark Arbaeen in holy shrines even at such critical times as the coronavirus pandemic. Their attendance here is a message of adherence to resistance against injustice at all times and a reiteration of their commitment to the path of Imam Hussein.