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Arbaeen (40th Day of Martydom of Grandson of the Prophet, al Hussain)
October 29, 2018
The Day of Arbaeen marks forty days after the Day of Ashura, the day Hussain ibn Ali was martyred in the Battle of Karbala. Hussain ibn Ali was a 7th century revolutionary leader who sacrificed his life for social justice.
Many centers across Southern California will observe Arabeen on October 30th or 31st, depending on the moon sighting of Safar. Visit www.shiamuslimcouncil.org for specific event locations, timings and speaker series information.
The arabic word ‘Arbaeen’ (pronounced Arr-ba-een) translates to forty (ie fortieth day). The traditional period of mourning in Islamic culture is forty days. Millions of people around the world mark the Day of Arbaeen by mourning the tragedy that befell Hussain ibn Ali, his family and his companions.
Read more: https://whoishussain.org/who-is-hussain/the-day-of-arbaeen/