The meals provided by the host restaurant of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) to visitors of his shrine and of the shrine of his brother Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn (peace be upon them) continued for the third day in a row, starting on Thursday, and today reaches its peak as it is the main day for the Ziyarat rituals of Arafah, providing thousands of meals.
The head of the host Department, engineer Adel Hammami, stated to Al-Kafeel Network: "the preparation for this Ziyarat began a while ago, and our staff, in addition to a group of volunteers, began to distribute three meals a day from Thursday, which coincided with the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Mohammad al-Baqer (peace be upon him) and Friday eve, and continue to this day. And here we are today standing at the peak of the Blessed Ziyarat of Arafah, which is witnessing this year a large influx of visitors".
He continued: "the host restaurant, within the plans developed and the directives of His Eminence the Senior Official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and its general secretariat, always seeks to provide the best to the visitor and meet his need for meals, in addition to chilled water and juices provided around the clock in addition to snacks".
"We have opened more than one outlet to distribute meals that exceeded thousands daily and according to an organizational plan that was carried out in a high flow and ensured the benefit of the largest number of visitors," he added.
"The preparation of meals starts from the early morning hours and is served by single-use dishes," al-Hammami explained, noting that meals were not limited to visitors only, but also to volunteers who came to the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine to support its staffs in implementing its plan during the Ziyarat of Arafa.