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)
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.
|Total Number of 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
|Estimated time to finish
|19th Safar – Zuhar
|Who can join?
|Males – Females – Children (No Age Restriction)