Ashura values have reflection on the Iraqi society throughout 14 centuries, as this tragedy is rooted educationally in the religious, social and political doctrine of the Iraqi society, and it has become part of all Iraqis' life not only the religious ones of the followers of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them). As Ashura has great impact even on the Iraqi Christians and Sabians and others.
And we see lot of them have been affected psychologically by these great epic that is inspiring meanings of sacrifice, redemption and fighting injustice and tyranny wherever it is.
Thus, the Iraqis always give sacrifices, and their response to the fatwa of defending the homeland by the supreme religious authority is unparalleled in history, as their response was natural for a people bred on Ashura values for centuries.
Thing that was pointed out by the representative of the Supreme Religious Authority; Sayed Ahmed Al-Safi, who has highlighted in a part of the second sermon of Friday prayer of the 12th Muharram 1438 AH corresponding to the 14th of October, 2016, which was held in the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and led by him, that "..we are proud to know that our heroes in the battlefields are having as example the great companions of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) in Ashura, who have fought with pride, courage and insight, and were martyred only when the enemy has used methods of cowardice and treachery. Noting that most of the martyrs in our battles were killed with shots in their front or chests, which means that they were facing the enemy. Therefore, we must pray for their victory and we ask them if they hear us to pray for us, as they are the ones in the Jihad, and have the strength and courage to protect the land, honor and sanctities of the homeland, and God willing, the victory will be their ally."