Arfa Day and martyrdom anniversary of Muslim Bin Aqeel being observed across Pakistan today.
Shia Muslims organize events for Arfa prayers and mourning gatherings on 9th Zilhaj.
Arfa Day and martyrdom anniversary of Muslim Bin Aqeel
Pakistan-based Shia Muslims also offer special prayers, recite Dua-e-Arfa which infallible Imam Hussain recited at Mount Arafat (Makkah).
They also hold sacred mourn (azadari) congregations in commemoration of martyrdom of Hazrat Muslim Bin Aqeel.
Muslim Bin Aqeel embraced martyrdom in Kufa (Iraq) because Umayyad despotic regime’s governor Ubedullah Bin Ziyad had ordered to assassinate him.
Religious scholars and millions of Shia Muslims recite Dua-e-Arfa as holy divine gift from Imam Hussain (AS).
Many Shia Muslims observe a fast as recommended for this day (as optional and not as an obligatory fast like Ramazan fast).