The Al-Arbai'in of Imam Hussein is commemorated 40 days
after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. Arba'in means 40 in
Arabic. Muslims across the globe commemorate this sad
occasion as they hold programs in honor of Imam Hussein. Many
Muslims also seek to visit Imam Hussein in his shrine in the
holy city of Karbala, Iraq. The Young Muslim Association and the
Islamic Center of America commemorated the Arba'in of Imam
Hussein this year.
The English program, conducted by the Young Muslim Association,
was a very successful program this year. Many attended the
program in commemoration and honor of Imam Hussein and his
family. Imam Sayid Hassan Al-Qazwini gave a lecture and spoke
about the event of the Al-Arbai'in. He discussed the significance
of Al-Arba'in and how it is a reminder of the tragedy of Imam
Hussein. Sayid Hassan mentioned the story of Al-Arba'in in which
Sayida Zainab visited the grave of Imam Hussein 40 days after being
held as war captives. He also stated that we should never forget
Imam Hussein and should not be 40-day
Muslims. Imam Qazwini concluded by retelling some of the stories of
the tragedy of Imam Hussein.
Following that, the youth of the YMA Reenacted the return of the
Caravan to Karbala on the 40th of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in a very well-presented skit.
Sheikh Hisham Al-Husaini spoke and mourned Imam Hussein and
mentioned some of the tragedies that fell upon his family after
he was martyred. The program concluded with English latmiya delivered by the brothers of the YMA.
The Arabic program was conducted by the Islamic Center of
America for two nights. Sayid Hassan Al-Qazwini spoke about the
significance of Al-Arba'in and mentioned a few stories that
describe the roots of Al-Arba'in. Sheikh Mohammad Dbouk spoke
after Sayid Hassan and retold tragedies of Ahlul-Bait.