An analytical article published by the Indonesian news website ‘Katadata’ confirmed that the Arba’een Pilgrimage of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, is one of the living examples in the world in achieving social control.
In the article translated by Shia Waves Agency, the author ‘Distiara Anjita Putri’ touches on the types of social control and their necessity for life, saying: “It is a means of social discipline that maintains order and controls the behavior of individuals and societies.”
The writer chose the Massive Arba’een Pilgrimage of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, when millions of people converge in Holy Karbala, as an example of the human models that the world witnesses every year, in achieving social control.
Social researchers, whose opinions the author relied on, affirm that “Social control ensures correcting mistakes and regularizing individuals according to social norms. Therefore, it maintains social cohesion and distances society from moral decadence.”