The Canonic Status of the Arbaeen Pilgrimage
Q.1| Considering the current geopolitical circumstances, can it be said that the Arbaeen Pilgrimage is an obligatory duty in our day and age?
A. The Arbaeen Pilgrimage is a highly commendable supererogatory act of devotion.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Using a Valid Passport
Q.2| Is it necessary to have a valid passport and to secure the required visa and documents if we wish to participate in the Arbaeen Pilgrimage?
A. It is necessary in all circumstances to comply with the pertinent laws and regulations.
Using Someone Else’s Passport
Q.3| There is not much time left till the arrival of the Arbaeen season, and there is not enough time for me to acquire a valid passport. May I instead use my brother’s passport, with his consent, in order to participate in the Arbaeen Pilgrimage, or is this forbidden by religious canon?
A. Compliance with the pertinent laws and regulations is necessary in all circumstances. Any violation of such laws and regulations is impermissible.
Participation in the Arbaeen Pilgrimage during the School Year
Q.4| Can college students take time off during the school year in order to attend the Arbaeen Pilgrimage?
A. Students must abide by the pertinent rules and regulations.