"The first Majlis of Arbaeen was held in Kerbala at which Hazrat Zainab (daughter of Fatima Zahra and Imam Ali ) and all the surviving family attended. It was at that time that one of the companions of the Prophet Jabir Ibn Abullah Ansari visited the grave of Hussain(AS) who later narrated the whole story of Kerbala to many of his listeners in Madina and many other towns he visited. The message of Hussain(AS) was spreading from town to town and from country to country.
Hazrat Zainab was organising gatherings in the city of Madina to tell the assembled ladies in the majlis the events of Kerbala and these participants spread the message to all corners of the town and in Makka and other cities of the province of Hejaz. This method was so successful that the Governor of Madina wrote to Yazid about it and on the orders from Yazid, Hazrat Zainab was escorted back to Damascus. She lived there for a while then she was moved to Egypt on the orders of the monarch because even in Damascus her speeches in private gatherings were successful in spreading the story of Kerbala. Hazrat Zainab stayed in Egypt for few years but then she was brought back to Damascus where she was martyred." (from a biography of Imam Zainul Abideen (AS)
Amal for Arbaeen
Peace be upon the wali of Allah and His favourite.
Peace be upon khaleel-lillah and the one chosen by Him,
Peace be upon the pure person of Allah and the son of His pure person.
Peace be upon Hussain (A.S) who was mazloom (oppressed) and shaheed (martyr).