The processions of al-Hillah did not participate in the mourning rituals taken place in the beginning of the holy month of Muharram because they were participating in serving the visitors, as they are residents of neighbouring cities that were honored by God to be closest to Karbala and thus are the last to bid farewell to the visitors who are going on foot to commemorate the Ziyarat Arba'een. Al-Hillah is a city that is honored by the steps of visitors going to perform the Ziyarat of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), knowing that the name of the city was associated with the name of Imam al-Hassan al-Mojtaba (peace be upon him).
And because its people provide services throughout the Ziyarat Arba'een. The processions of condolences (Latm and Zinjeel), were launched as usual after the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam as-Sajjad (peace be upon him), this year on the 26th of Muharram 1443 AH corresponding September 5, 2021, from various areas of the province of Babylon, to commemorate the sacred Hussayni rituals that start by walking to the holy shrines after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam al-Sajjad (peace be upon him), and each procession individually according to a specific schedule set by the Department of Hussayni rituals and processions in the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them).
Head of the Department of Hussayni rituals and processions of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them); Haj Riyadh Ni’mah Salman added: "The number of processions reached more than (111) processions, and their starting point was from Qibla street of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) to enter his shrine, and then they head towards the holy shrine of Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) passing through the area between the two holy shrines. To conclude their condolences at the shrine of Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn (peace be upon him). These rituals are held amid the full alert of the staff of the department in order to facilitate the passage of processions and organize their movement in a way that does not intersect with the normal movement of visitors.”