SAAZ E ISHRAT KI SADA EUROPE KAY AIWAANON MEIN SUN
AUR IRAN MEIN ZARA MAATAM KI TAYYARI BHI DEKH
Of course, the Maatam is being done by the ailing Muslim community).
*Source Press Tv:*
This year's Arba'een walk was the largest to date,
with some 21 million in attendance between October 4 and 19.
Of that number, 17 million people were Iraqi citizens,
a whopping 40 percent of the country's population.
That's also 75 percent of the Arab country's Shia Muslims in total.
On Saturday, the day of Arba'een,
more than 15 million people converged on Karbala.
Overall, people from more than 70 countries took part
in this year's Arba'een. Over 3.5 million Iranians used several
border crossings with the neighbouring Iraq to take part in the event.
Pakistan had the third largest number of pilgrims at 500,000.
People from India, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Lebanon,
Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia also attended in high numbers.
The Arba'een walk of this year was also unique in that it had
500 different starting points from various cities and villages
across Iraq. This is unmatched by any other rally in the world.
This year's Arba'een walk also covered more than 2,000 kilometres
of roads across Iraq, forming the largest ever rally trail in history.
More than 100,000 mawkibs, rest places and mosques formed
the world's largest network to serve this year's Arba'een pilgrims,
providing them with food, water, long-distance phone calls,
personal hygiene, medical services and security.
The organisers, who were mainly comprised of Iraqi citizens
as well as nationals of other countries, dished out some
125 millions of meals, 150 million litres of water and
more than 500,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables.
That's an average of some 8 million meals a day for 15 straight days.
Overall, people donated more than $500 million to this year's
processions, more than $100 million of that was
funded by the people of Najaf.
The donations ranged from 250 Iraqi dinars (20 cents)
to 650 million Iraqi dinars ($500,000).
ARBAEEN JALOOS LONDON 2019 - MARBLE ARCH