The Independent: Millions of Muslims participate in the greatest pilgrimage in the world

The British newspaper ‘The Independent’ described the Pilgrimage of Arbaeen as “the greatest pilgrimage in the world”.

“Millions of Muslim pilgrims have traveled to the holy city of Karbala to commemorate the annual Pilgrimage of Arbaeen, the largest annual gathering on earth, where people walk up to 50 miles, without sleeping and eating in the tents set up by the road” the newspaper said in a report by its Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn.

The Arbaeen coincides this year with the final defeat of Isis, the movement that slaughtered Shia in their tens of thousands.