Press Shia – Hujjat al-Islam Dirbaz said, “The reactions that we see from the sworn enemies of ‎Islam demonstrates that they feel heavily threatened by the enormous Arba’in pilgrimage.”‎

Press Shia Agency – In an exclusive interview with Press Shia News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Askar Dirbaz, the ‎representative of the people of West Azerbaijan province in the Assembly of Experts, ‎referred to the importance of the Arba’in pilgrimage to the historical dimensions and said, ‎‎“When the Arba’in pilgrimage is realized in a collective manner, it creates social solidarity ‎and ‎unity around the axis of Imam al-Husayn.”‎‏ ‏


The dean of the University of Qom said that the message of the Arba’in pilgrimage to the ‎enemies is as follows, “The Arba’in ‎pilgrimage exposes Islamic dignity and unity to the world ‎and it’s safe to say ‎that this great epic is the largest religious march in the world. It causes ‎curiosity about this issue among many ‎people in various places throughout the world and by ‎‎investigating, they will realize the truth of Islam.‎”‎


Referring to the fear and danger among the enemies regarding the ‎Arba’in pilgrimage, he ‎said, “The reactions that we see from the sworn enemies of Islam, such ‎as the United ‎States, the Zionist regime and the arrogant powers of the world, demonstrates that they feel ‎heavily threatened by the enormous Arba’in pilgrimage.‎”‎


Hujjat al-Islam Dirbaz ‎emphasized, “If the Arba’in pilgrimage takes place in a organized ‎manner, it can ‎have a good reflection in the world, be a firm fist against the mouths of the ‎enemies of ‎Islam and can also provide the grounds for the reappearance of Imam al-‎Mahdi.” ‎


Referring to the educational and ethical works of the Arba’in pilgrimage, His Eminence stated, ‎‎“This ‎enormous epic revives the spirit of jihad and cooperation among the people. Last year ‎we saw that when they returned from the ‎ Arba’in pilgrimage, they went to Kermanshah and ‎helped the ‎earthquake victims in a jihadi manner.‎”


He emphasized the importance of facilitating ‎the Arba’in pilgrimage by the government, ‎saying, “The government must not consider the Arba’in pilgrimage as a place to gain revenue ‎but must facilitate the Arba’in pilgrimage through ‎consultations with the Iraqi government. No ‎doubt, if the government invests in ‎the Arba’in pilgrimage, its investments will led to a ‎reduction in social harms, strengthen national ‎security and social solidarity dozens of times.”‎


Hujjat al-Islam Dirbaz noted, “Every year that Arba’in passes, the officials must strive to ‎reduce the weak points and ‎strengthen the positive points in order to strengthen them that ‎with the ‎favour of God, this great movement will provide the preliminary steps for the ‎reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi by strengthening the phenomenon of the Islamic ‎awakening.”‎