Iran's theocracy and Egypt's MB are trying to forge a tactical alliance, which eventually could end up in a war between two rival theocracies more devastating than that which occurred in the 16th century AD between the Ottoman and the Safawi empires (see Sunni Caliph
Sultan Selim-1 and the Safawi "Imam" Shah Isma'il-1 - or Ismail-1 - in google).
Arbaeen marks 40 days after the Ashura anniversary commemorating the slaying of Imam Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most revered figures, by the armies of the Sunni caliph
Yazid in 680 AD.
To the Kizilbash as well as the other Ja'faris, Isma'il-I then was revered as the Shadow of God on Earth - a special title which Abul-Abbas al-Saffah had borrowed in 750 AD when he became the first Sunni caliph
of the Abbasids (and which the young Ja'afari mullah Muqtada al-Sadr in Iraq occasionally was called by some of his anti-US militiamen of Jaysh al-Mahdi (JaM).
In total more than 50 people died in a spate of attacks during the Arbaeen commemorations, which mark 40 days after the Ashura anniversary of the killing of Imam Hussein by Sunni caliph
Yazid's armies in AD 680.
After 'Ali ibn Abi-Taleb, his cousin and son-in-law rebelled against the Sunni caliph
and established Shi'ism and thus became the first of the Ja'fari - Twelver - Shi'ites' 12th holiest and partly "divine" imams, his followers used taqiyah to escape persecution at the hands of very oppressive Sunni caliphs
The Ashura rituals commemorate the killing of Imam Hussein by armies of the Sunni caliph
Yazid in 680.
670 AD) is also revered by Shiite Muslims, some of who claim he was poisoned by the Sunni caliph
Shiites believe that Kadhim, who died in 799, was poisoned in prison by a Sunni caliph
After Ali ibn Abi-Taleb, his cousin and son-in-law, rebelled against the Sunni caliph
and established Shi'ism and thus became the first of the Ja'fari (Twelver) Shi'ites' 12th holiest and partly "divine" imams, his followers used at-taqiyah to escape persecution at the hands of oppressive Sunni caliphs