Karbala has received on this morning of the 10th of Safar 1443 AH corresponding to the September 18, 2021 the longest Hussayni condolence banner in the world, with a length of 12 thousand meter carried by the people of the Diyala province, entitled "From Diyala the steadfastness to Karbala the martyrdom and sacrifice" with the participation of different sects of the province from Sunnis, Shiites, Arabs, Turkmen and from all the security, service and religious state departments and the city's elders and tribe leaders in the province.
The procession of this banner has started from Road of Qibla of the Master of martyrs; Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to enter his holy sanctuary, then the mourners paraded in the area between the two holy shrines chanting Labbayka Ya Hussayn towards the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), carrying posters of the martyrs of the province of the security forces and the popular mobilization.
Abu Bahr al-Arnaouti, the official in charge of the procession of Sahebat al-Dhil' al-Maksoor [Lady Fatima (peace be upon her)] and the supervisor of this banner's sewing, said: "For the sixth year in a row, the people of the Diyala province carrying the banner of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him); the longest banner in the world, which started with a 2000 meters banner six years ago and today reaching 12000 meters. Every year, this banner is sewn in one of Diyala regions, with the participation of all sects and origins to be the hope key to unite the ranks and to renounce the division and sectarianism, especially after the victories achieved by the security forces and the popular mobilization to be a beacon that gives them a union force. This year our procession in the city of (Jdeidat al-Shatt) was honored to sew it.”"
Indicating: "This banner carried by the people of the province is a message to the whole world that al-Hussayn unites us."
Adding: "Through this march, we send a message to the world about the brotherhood between the components of Iraqi society in general and the people of Diyala province in particular, and assure the world the world that this banner represents the combination of all components and sects of the Iraqi people; Sunni and Shiites, Arabs and Turkmen. Showing the unity of the people of Diyala province."