In an annual ritual that the people of Karbala and the visitors of Imam Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), are accustomed to perform in such night of the 4th of month of Safar as a consolation of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) for what happened to them during such days in the ruin of the Levant [Kharibet Ash-Sham], the longest "Sofra" [Table] was held in the name of the orphan of Imam Al-Hussayn; Lady Ruqayyah (peace be upon her), which died oppressed and aggrieved in the ruin of the Levant, embracing the decapitated head of her martyred father (peace be upon him) on the 5th of Safar 61 AH.
These condolences, which are held for the seventh year in a row, were initiated under the supervision of the International Forum for the Servants of Lady. Ruqayya (peace be upon her), and in coordination with the department of the area between the Two Holy Shrines, which was regularly held by the people of the Karbala Governorate, with the participation of the visitors of the two holy shrines, started by reciting verses from the Holy Quran by Hajj Mustafa Al-Sarraf, followed by a reading of the Ziyarat of Lady. Ruqayya (peace be upon her), followed by a condolence lament presented by Mr. Hisham Al-Battat, who chanted sad verses about this great calamity, and there were representative scenes (about her) that embodied the depth of the tragedy of Lady Ruqayyah (peace be upon her).
As for the Sofra, it is a green rug on which pieces of thorns were placed, as a sign that this young martyr was exposed to walking on thorns on the day of Ashura, and luminous lamps and candles adorned it. Mourners gathered around this Sofra, especially women and children.