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All set for Arba’een symbolic trek in Nigeria tomorrow

Ibrahim Usman
Thursday, Safar 14 (November 26, 2015), Muslims across Nigeria will embarked on Arba’een symbloc trek to Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria.  Kano, the first axis to take-off tomorrow, Safar 14 will spend 7 days to Zaria for the pilgrimage.

Other six axis, comprising neighbouring states, will also take-off according to the following schedule:

Malam Mudi axis, Saturday 16th Safar; Malumfashi and Pambegua axis, Sunday 17th Safar, Kaduna and Funtua axis, Monday 18th Safar; and Gadar Gayan, Tuesday 19th Safar.

The pilgrims from various routes will converge at Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria for the Arba’een lecture by Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sayyed Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) on Safar 21 (December 3, 2015).

The purpose of Arba’een trek is to recall the trials and tribulations of the Household of the Holy Prophet dragged and chained in the scorching desert, barefooted, from Karbala in Iraq, to Damascus in Syria, after the brutal killing of Imam Husain (AS), son of the Holy Prophet’s daughter Fatima, by forces of Yazid son of Mu’awiyyah, 61 AH.