Iraqi people have become accustomed to walking thousands of kilometers for days and days until they reach the shrine of Imam Hussain (a.s) and under a highly spiritual environment: 1.What is the ruling of this from a jurisprudential point of view? 2. Would walking be better than riding if one was capable of walking? 3. What is your opinion of those who serve the visitors of Imam Hussain (a.s) and spend their money for his (a.s) sake? 4. What should we reply to those who insult us and call us extreme and narrow-minded people? 5. What advice do you have to give us?

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In the name of God: 1.This act is recommended and emphasized in many reliable books and in the narrations of the Imams (a.s). I pray to Allah (swt) to accept the deeds of the believers and that this act increases their love and devotion to the Ahlul-bayt (a.s). 2. In the name of God: To go walking to the shrine of Imam Hussain (a.s) is much better provided that one is capable of doing so and that it does not interfere with any religious obligations. 3. In the name of God: Their actions are righteous and they will be rewarded in this life and the hereafter. 4. In the name of God: We ask them to reflect upon the narrations that concern this issue and to look into its religious and spiritual benefits and we pray that Allah (swt) will guide them to the right path. 5. In the name of God: we should further dedicate ourselves to our religion and make sure that these acts continue. We should also adhere to our religious obligations and always stay away from forbidden acts, especially while walking to visit the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (a.s). Our tongues should always be busy with sending blessings on the prophet and his progeny or asking Allah (swt)'s forgiveness for ourselves and the Shia around the world and with chants and verses of praise. More importantly, we should make sure to carry out our prayers, and to perform congregational prayers, if possible. It is an act that Allah (swt) and his messenger love and it pleases believers while unbelievers and hypocrites are greatly irritated by it.



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