The Department of Hussayni Rites and Processions in Iraq and the Islamic World affiliated to the two holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), organized a preparatory meeting with the participation of the owners of processions and Hussayni Karbala bodies, in the presence of the head of the department and his assistant, security leaders and representatives of the province, in order to discuss the preparations for the holy month of Muharram.
The head of the department, Haj Riyadh Ni'mah al-Salman, told Al-Kafeel Network, "This meeting is one of several preparatory meetings aimed at unifying visions and ideas between the department, procession owners, and Hussayni bodies, to come up with a work mechanism that can be applied on the ground in a manner that serves the Hussayni rites during the sacred month of Muharram, especially in its first ten days, which are dedicated to the people and processions of Karbala.”
He added, "A number of issues, which would facilitate the work of the Hussayni processions in light of the current circumstance, were discussed. In addition to raising the most important matters that the Hussayni processions must abide by, which will be circulated to them later."
Al-Salman indicated: "Security and service matters were also discussed, and we listened to the proposals of the relevant authorities in the governorate, which would support the role of the department and processions in order to produce regular mourning ceremonies, embodying the goal of reviving this sincere loyalty ritual."
He explained: "The meeting came out with many decisions, including holding the funeral of the martyrdom of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl (peace be upon both of them), with adherence to health controls and preventive measures, and according to a specific timetable for the entry and exit of each funeral procession for the holy city of Karbala."