President Salih Salutes Huge Crowds of Pilgrims Marching to Karbala to Commemorate Arbaeen

2019/10/18

The President greeted the Millions of people who are taking part to commemorate the Arbaeen mourning ceremonies of Imam Hussein Bin Ali (peace be upon them).

On Friday, in an addressing Iraqi people, on the occasion of Arbaeen commemorating, the President confirmed that, while we are marking mourning ceremonies in commemoration of Arbaeen, we have the hope and the will to maintain our homeland, to stick to the reforms and to combat corruption as well, for the good of the nation and the human being.

On the anniversary of Arbaeen, Martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), His Excellency President Salih said, we encourage those who demand for reforms and the Youths who demand their rights while carrying Iraqi Flags. We promote security forces those who protect protesters, public and private property. He noted that Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) teaches us that how we can move forward to get over the difficulties and ordeals times, and to sacrifice our lives for the sake of our homeland, to defend human rights, further to do what we promised to do.

The following is the full text of the President's speech:

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious and Merciful.
Each year at such these days, Free people march towards the Chief of freedom Imam Hussein (peace be upon him). They are marching towards the Holy city of Karbala to participate in Arbaeen mourning ceremonies with having pure hearts, carrying the same national will and a deep belief in noble values, thus would promote their national cohesion.

Those people re-stress their national cohesion each year when they attend the Arbaeen ceremonies where the shrine of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) who is a symbol of the poor and the underprivileged individuals and a source of inspiration for those who are working for their homeland's interest.

 Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) teaches us that how we can move forward to get over the difficulties and ordeals times, and to sacrifice our lives for the sake of our homeland, to defend human rights, further to do what we have promised to do. Furthermore, he firmly and determinedly said that, " indeed, I left to seek reform."

Human rights, homeland, noble ideals which have been cultivated by Hussein's revolution are the highest purposes in the life of rebels and free people.

This is how the Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) is in the consciousness and the minds of Iraqis with different components and religions. Therefore, people remain committed to hold mourning rituals Ashura then they march towards Karbala to make an Arbaeen pilgrimage each year.

These mourning ceremonies in commemoration of Ashura and Arbaeen represent restoration of the values of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) and the values of heroism and the values of faith for good, love and peace.

 While we are marking mourning ceremonies in commemoration of Arbaeen, we have the hope and the will to maintain our homeland, to stick to the reforms and to combat corruption as well, for the good of the nation and the human being.

 We are united by a determination which we inspire it from this ceremony occasion to rise to the threat and challenges facing our country and our people in a stormy regional conditions. We maintain our country and stress the need to move toward reform.

We stand by our youth, their demands and their legitimate rights as we also stand by maintaining security and stability to fulfill the aspirations of our citizens to justice and a free and dignified life.


On Arbaeen, the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein, we encourage those who demand for reforms and the Youths who demand their rights while carrying Iraqi Flags. We promote security forces who protect protesters, public and private property. We carry the memory of the martyrs of demonstrations and our heroic forces as we prayed to the Almighty for the eternal rest in peace. And we weigh the sacrifice of their families.

In commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), we reject all forms of murder, oppressions in addition to muzzle the voice of right. However, we confirm that we have no choice except the way of building and reforming our county to be chosen.

Iraqis deserve far better situation than they have today.

It is our belief that we have to come together and draw inspiration from Hussein's revolution so as to realize our desired goals on the reforms and combating corruption for the sake of deprived, oppressed persons and for triumphing Iraq as a whole.

Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.


Presedent

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