More than 50 nationalities gather in holy city of Karbala

Thousands of pilgrims of more than 50 nationalities from different countries around the world gathered in the holy city of Karbala to take part in the pilgrimage of Arbaeen.

Going on feet to the shrine of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, all pilgrims are equal; they help one another; their love for Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, gathered them in a small city.

Reyadh Ne’meh Selman, director of Husseini Rituals Department at Imam Hussein Shrine, said that more than 10000 service units – who came from different Iraqi cities and countries – are now offering free services to Arbaeen pilgrims.

He added that it is expected that Kerbela will receive more than 25 million pilgrims from all over the world this year, which is considered the world’s largest peaceful gathering.