Sep 26, 2019, 3:28 PM
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Tabriz Airport provides extra flights to Najaf for Arbaeen

Tabriz, Sept 26, IRNA – Director General of East Azarbaijan Province Airports Ramin Azari said on Thursday that Tabriz International Airport provided extra flights to Najaf, Iraq, on the occasion of Arabaeen.

Ramin Azari told the reporters that the demands for flights were high, so that Tabriz administration of airlines provided extra flights to Najaf, Iraq.

Arbaeen, an Arabic word meaning the 40th, is a mourning ceremony held 40 days after Imam Hussein, Prophet Muhammad's grandson, and his 72 followers, including 18 of family members and close relatives, were brutally martyred in Karbala on Ashura, the 10th day of the lunar month, by the army of the second Umayyad caliph, Yazid, in AD 680.

The mourning ceremony began and was soon established when Jabir ibn Abdollah Ansari, a close follower of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), then 77, visited Imam Hussein's grave as the Imam's first pilgrim, 40 days after Ashura.

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