A strong connection linking all these pure hearts to form the third river after the Tigris and the Euphrates.
A river which sources come from the four corners of Iraq, and waters overwhelming all barriers and restrictions from the countries of the East.
And others crossing all oceans and seas in defiance of every wave trying to stop them, and others that came by air from the sky, like rains in the streams of this country.
All gathers to form a third river longer than the Tigris and the Euphrates with higher flow. This river is flowing towards one estuary: Karbala.
This is how the image of the masses of visitors looks like a huge steam towards the Qibla of freemen; the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them).
Yes, it is the third river in this land, but the most true among them, as the Euphrates has stood in front of the thirst of the Master of the martyrs (peace be upon him) and its drops frozen when the hands of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) were cut. The river of Arba'een flowed consistently to quench the thirst of al-Hussayn, his family and companions (peace be upon all of them).
Whoever passed by Karbala, or saw these human bond, wished if he were an atom of that immortal river. He would rather wish to be an atom of the dust on which the visitors of Arba'een would walk towards Karbala. So, peace be upon those who are longing to be in Karbala, and peace be upon those who are participating with these crowds and those serving them.