Mourning procession of the People of Karbala commemorates martyrdom anniversary of Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr

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2018-12-05

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The twenty-fifth of Rabi' Awal marks the martyrdom anniversary of the companion Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr.

Many mourning processions came to extend their condolences at his shrine in the southern province of Wasit including the procession of Karbala that is organized in cooperation with the Department of Hussaini Rituals and Processions of the holy shrines of Imam Hussain and al-Abbas.

"The mourning procession of the people of Karbala is one of the processions that the two shrines of Imam al-Hussain and al-Abbas have continued to support. Many meetings were held with the owners of the processions and Karbala authorities in order to commemorate this martyrdom anniversary," head of the Hussaini Rituals and Processions Department Riyadh Ni'mah al-Salman told al-Kafeel Network.

He added, "A number of vehicles belonging to the holy shrines were deployed to transport the mourners back and forth to Wasit Province, in addition to the coordination of some of the service and logistical matters for the procession."

During the march of the procession, mourners chanted eulogies to commemorate this sad anniversary, and a mourning ceremony was held in Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr’s shrine.

Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr Al-Asdi, from Ethiopian origin, was born in the time of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb in 46 AH. He studied religious sciences and lived in Kufa until he became a scholar. He was famous by his piety and asceticism and was one of the companions of Imam Zayn Al-Abideen. Sa’eed was killed by al-Hajjaj Ibn Yusuf al-Thaqafi in 95 AH and his shrine is located in Al-Kut city in the center of Wasit Province (180 km south of Baghdad).

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