Hujjat El-islam Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai speaks on Arbaeen

SHAFAQNA – On November 7, just a few days before the Day of Arbaeen Hujjat El-islam Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai met with a foreign delegation hosted by Hussain, the International Love to discuss Imam Hussain’s legacy, and the impact his stand in Karbala had in shaping Shia Islam traditions and inspiring millions upon millions of pilgrims to commit to his banner during the pilgrimage of Arbaeen.

During the meeting Hujjat El-islam Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai welcomed personalities such as Dr John Andrew Morrow, prominent scholar and author of the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World, US Congresswoman Cynthia McKeeney, film-maker Nader Talebzadeh and many others.

Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai stressed on the importance of compassion and tolerance when addressing world issues, highlighting the universality of Imam Hussain’s message and legacy.

“Once must ponder over the secret behind Imam Hussain’s message when millions upon millions continue to brave hardship and dangers to reunite with their Imam. What is that secret.”

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Dr. John Andrew Morrow is a senior scholar specializing in Islamic, Indigenous, and Hispanic Studies.