During our coverage of the movement of the visitors to Karbala from the province of Najaf, we noticed a procession amid the Hussayni service processions on this sacred road, on which many flags from Arab and foreign countries were hung, its name was "The Arba'een procession of the African lovers of al-Hussayn". We were curious to enter, we found inside a group of people who are providing a different kind of services, as they are not providing food, drinks and others like those we find along the road, but there were mostly table surrounded by chairs, each table was dedicated to a specific language, indicating the language spoken by the guide sitting on that table.
When we arrived, we were welcomed by one of the supervisors of the procession; Said Sangua an Arab speaking man from Burkina Faso, who explained to us the service provided by this procession: "This procession is held for the second year, and this year it became larger in this season of Ziyarat Arba'een. This processions was founded by sending an invitation to a number of activists and lovers of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) in various countries through social networking sites, and we suggested them the establishment of a cultural and intellectual procession to convey the approach and objectives of the uprising of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) for the foreign visitors who are coming for the Ziyarat Arba'een, speaking their language so that this procession can be a link of communication between the various people of the world through the Association of the Hussayni love."
And he added: "This procession includes representatives of 30 countries, and is not limited to Africans. Its name came because its founding was by Africans lovers of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him). Our role is to answer the questions and inquiries of the visitors about the issue of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and about what the Iraqis give to the visitors, in addition to the establishment of a photo exhibition of personalities in the world who followed the example of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him)."
Mr. Sangho explained that the procession aims to "convey the message of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to the peoples of the world in their own language via the visitors. As well as shedding light on those who lived under the injustice and torture because of the love and attachment to Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), in addition to work to find a unity and harmony among all visitors as al-Hussayn unifies them."
Indicating: "Every participant in this procession will convey a picture to his country about the sacred way of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him)."
And at the end, Mr. Sangua stated: " We are representatives of many countries, and we confirm that we did not find a love for Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on an entire people as we found it in the Iraqis, and this is a fact that has to be clarified and shown to the world and because of this attachment and love, the forces of evil and darkness oppressed them and tried to humiliate them but they remained steadfast. So congratulations to the Iraqis for this eternal love."