The mourners participating in the condolence ritual of "Rakdat Twayreej" continue flocking to the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him). The groups of the followers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) creeping towards the holy shrine, their voices rumbling "Ya Hussayn! Ya Hussayn!" a scene that inspires spirituality and the grandeur of the occasion, like if these crowds came to answer the call of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to support him, like if they arrived late until after the martyrdom of the Imam (peace be upon him), this is why they are bashing their heads calling "Ya Hussayn" Ya Hussayn!
And these are exclusive pictures of the condolence procession of Rakdhat [run of] Twayreej, which was launched on the tenth of the holy month of Muharram 1443 AH corresponding to the August 19, 2021 after the prayers of Dohr and 'Asr, and lasted for more than three hours.
These pictures are the product of al-Kafeel Division for artistic production and live broadcast of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
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The run of Twayreej is a spontaneous demonstration, held by the people and clans of "Twayreej" - District of Hindiyah of the province of Karbala, 20 km to the city- to commemorate and to answer the call of al-Hussayn the tenth day of the sacred month of Ashura "Ala min nasirin yansuruna" [is there any supporter to respond to my call for aid?]
One of the specialized centers in statistics considered it, one of the largest human gatherings in the world, unique event of its kind and a distinct and special religious ritual.
The first year of this run was 1303 AH corresponding to the year 1885, on the eve of Ashura, people gathered in the house of Sayed Saleh Al-Qazwini for the commemorations, and once they finished reading the story of the martyrdom, they spontaneously went out calling "Wa Hussayn" "Wa Hussayn" trotting in the streets of the city for supporting him. On the subsequent years, this ritual became organized, then moved to Karbala in an orderly way after the noon prayers on the tenth day, at the bridge of peace, which lies about 5km from the shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), the crowds are led by the people of Twayreej.