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Guidance for Arbaeen Walk

Arbaeen Walk

Arbaeen is observed on 20th Safar as the 40th day of martyrdom of Imam Hussain as and his companions who were killed in Karbala. Millions of people from all around the world visit Karbala on Arbaeen. Zaireen performs Mishi aka Arbaeen walk from Najaf to Karbala. Ziarat of Imam Hussain as has great importance and many hadiths are narrated.

`if one of our Shia goes for Imam Husain’s (a.s.) Ziarat, then he will not return but all his sins will be forgiven. For every step that he or his mount takes, 1,000 virtues are written for him, 1,000 sins are forgiven and his status is elevated by a 1,000 degrees.’

(Behaarul Anwar, vol 101, pg 25, tradition 26; Kamiluz Ziaraat, pg 134)

Arbaeen walk najaf to karbala

Before starting the spiritual journey you should know how you can make your journey easy and not putting yourself in trouble. Some basic information which is necessary for every zair is being discussed in the article of Guidance for Arbaeen Walk. Read the whole article and share it with friends and family members who will be performing Mishi (Arbaeen Walk) this year.

Summary

Total Distance 80 km
Total Number of Poles 1452 poles
Distance between each pole 50 m ( 20 poles = 1 km)
Approx walking time required 20 to 25 hours
Estimated time to reach distance 2 to 3 days
Preferred time to start 17th Safar
Estimated time to finish 19th Safar – Zuhar
Who can join? Males – Females – Children (No Age Restriction)

 

Najaf to Karbala Walk

Directions


The zaireen who are willing to join Arbaeen walk can start the journey from Najaf. Take the exit from the shrine of Imam Ali as, Bab-e-Tosi and walking on Shahrah-e-tosi. After 500 meters Wadi-us-Salam cemetery will start. Keep walking straight to join the highway and turn left. You will see hundreds of people walking towards Karbala. Join them and you will reach Karbala after 75 kms.

Landmarks

Poles Start After

10 Km.

Pole # 1

Ministry Office on Left side of the Road

Pole # 345

Concrete Walls – Temporary Checkposts

Pole # 578

City of Haidariya – Haidariya Hospital

Pole # 647

Proper Permanent Washrooms

Pole # 960

Large Checkposts

Pole # 1183

Checkpost

Pole # 1237

Imam Ali (AS) City – Washrooms, Mosque, Rest Area etc.

Pole # 1252

Ministry of Import/Export – Office

Pole # 1285

Checking Checkpost – Entrance of Karbala

Pole # 1294

[Optional] Turn Right – Shortcut – After about 4 Km –

Poles will again start from 1404 (Most People Do Take this Shortcut)

Pole # 1404

First Sight to the shrine of Hazrat Abbas (A.S) – People who Have Turn Right at 1294 will Join here (Note: Remove your Shoes in Respect to Haram)

Pole # 1452

End of Poles

50 Meters

Bab-e-Qibla – Roza-e-Hazrat Abbas (A.S)

Recommendations

  1. Keep on walking until the poles start – Preferably don’t stop before the poles’ starts.
  2. Spend the 1st Night in a Moukkab somewhere between 400-500 Poles.
  3. Spend the 2nd Night in a Moukkab somewhere between 1000-1100 Poles.
  4. You should take stops after every 100 or so poles to regroup with family/friends and take a rest of 5-10 minutes to ease your muscles.
niyaz distribution between arbaeen walk

Walking Notes

  1. Start walking fajar till maghrib
  2. Don’t overstretch yourself. Take a rest when you need it most.
  3. After namaz-e-Maghrib find a place to sleep in Moqabs(Camps).
arbaeen pilgrimages

Belonging Notes

  1. Don’t carry heavy objects during the walk.
  2. Don’t take anything to eat or drink. There are a lot of things available during the whole walk.
  3. The lightweight backpack is recommended instead of shopper bags
  4. Cloths to avoid cold.
  5. You may carry pocket-sized Quran, ziarats, and duas. You may download apps such as “Devine Pearl”.
  6. Passport, Mobile Charger etc

Foot Blisters – Cause and Prevention

Foot blisters are kind of bubbles which appear under feet. It is caused by non-stop walking. Some blisters are painless and some are very painful.

They are caused by friction, typically between skin and sock. Excessive moisture due to sweaty feet or wet condition can also lead to blisters. Wearing running shoes that are small or tied too tight can also cause blisters.

Prevention

There are various ways to prevent the blisters. Make sure your shoes are fitted properly. The shoes must be ½ size bigger since there would be some room in your toe box.

Use socks made from Teflox or coolmax, which wick the moisture from your feet. Some people wear double layer socks to deter blister. You can also use petroleum jelly to make it friction free. But using an excessive amount will lead to slipping in your shoes.

Blister treatment during walk

If you are walking to Karbala and you are facing the problem of blisters, stop at any of medical camp which are present in large number. They will treat you for free and you will be able to join the walk again. Make sure you change the bandage regularly minimum once a day to heal the wound faster.

medical treatment for Arbreen pilgrimages

Arbaeen e Imam Hussain as is one of the biggest events which is being performed in Karbala. If you want to join the arbaeen you may contact Al Sahlah Travel and Tours for best packages. And don’t forget to read the article Guidance for Arbaeen Walk.

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