Mashhad congregational prayer leader, in the special program of the Fortieth, which was held attended by pilgrims, neighbors, and Husseinic mourners, on the Imam Khomeini (R.A.) portico of Razavi Holy Shrine, pointed to the Fortieth in the Islamic culture, and said, “Fortieth is a heavenly number, in which lies abundant of mysteries. The prophets and the saints of God, have always celebrated the Fortieth tradition, and they have caused many inspirations with this notion.”
“Imam Baqir (A.S.), and Imam Sadiq (A.S.) taught Fortieth and Ashura prayers to one of their companions called Safan Jamal, and told him, ‘Oh’ Safan, in addition to Ashura, on the day of Fortieth, reach Karbala my grandfather Hussein, and read this prayer’”.
“In Ashura Prayer, innocence and solitude of Seyyed al-Shuhada (A.S.), the oppression of the Umayyads and the enemies of God to Imam Hussein (A.S.) is expressed, while the Fortieth Prayer, expounds the philosophy and the victory of Imam Hussein (A.S.) uprising” Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda said, stating that the implications of Ashura prayer are different from the Fortieth prayer.
“Imam Sadiq (A.S.) in this section, states assertively that Imam Hussein (A.S.) sacrificed his whole existence to save God's people from the bondage of ignorance, darkness, and aberrance, and guide them into the light, perfection and insight” he uttered, highlighting the section of “he bestowed his blood to the divine court” in the Fortieth prayer.
Supreme Leader’s Representative in Khorasan Razavi, stating that the return of the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) from captivity to Karbala, was a triumphant return, said, “Imam Hussein (A.S.), wanted to save people from ignorance, and it began by Imam Hussein (A.S.) and his companions’ martyrdom, and continued with the captivity of the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.).”
“Hazrat Zeinab (A.S.), returning to Karbala, reported the Karbala uprising victory to Imam Hussein (A.S.) and said ‘Oh’ brother, I got the Levant upside down, and came back triumphantly’” he enunciated.
“Fortieth Rally, with a population over twenty million, is a maneuver against the hegemonic world. Enemies and hegemonic front should know that confronting this population, their downfall and destruction will be certain” Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda said, pointing out the massive Husseinic Fortieth rally.
Eulogy reading of panegyrists and preachers of the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.), and reading Fortieth prayer were among other held programs of this spiritual event.