On Thursday 1st Rajab 1435 AH, corresponding to 1st May 2014, both imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas's (peace be upon them) holy shrines, the square between the two holy sanctuaries and the road leading to them were crammed with visitors coming from different provinces of Iraq along with Arab and foreigner visitors, in order to commemorate the visit (Zyarat) of Imam Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon them) in the first day of the month of Rajab, which coincided with a Friday night, on which it is recommended to visit the Imam (peace be upon him).
It has been narrated that Imam As-Sadiq (Peace be upon him) said: “Whoever performs the Zyarat (visits) of Imam Al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him) on the first day of Rajab, would be forgiven by Allah.” And It is narrated from Ibn Abi Nasr that he asked Imam Ar-Redha (peace be upon him) what was the best time for the Zyarat of Imam Al-Hussayn (Peace be upon him). He (P) replied: “15th Rajab and 15th Shaabaan.”
The mentioned Zyarat in Mafateeh Al-Jinan (the keys of Paradise) is on the opinion of Sheikh Al-Moufeed and Sayed Ibn Tawoos, and it concerns the first day of Rajab and the night of the fifteenth of Shaaban, but As-shaheed added to it the first night of Rajab, the night and day of the fifteenth, and on the fifteenth of Shaaban.
And for the benefits of the Imam Al-Hussayn's (peace be upon him) Zyarat on Friday nights, it is stated:
Ibn Qawlawayh has reported from Dawood Ibn Yazeed that Imam As-Sadiq (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever visits the tomb of Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on every Friday, shall be forgiven by Almighty Allah, wouldn't come out of this world with any heartbreak and his dwelling would be with Al-Hussayn Ibn Ali ” then he said: "O Dawood! who wouldn't be pleased being the neighbour of Al-Hussayn Ibn Ali (peace be upon them)?" I replied: He who does not succeed.
It is worth mentioning that Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and all its security and services' sections provides the best service within the possibilities, for visitors coming to the holy shrines in the holy city of Karbala, by setting up large areas, furnishing them with carpets and arranging the necessary requirements in them, so they can be a resting place for visitors in where they can perform their prayers and read their supplications and invocations.
The holy shrine's sections also do not spare any effort in such events in terms of opening a largest number of shoes' storages and receptions, besides the opening of additional lanes for inspection at the entrance of the holy sanctuary in order to maintain security inside and outside the holy shrine and in the surrounding area .
The Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine also gives a great importance to the cultural aspect during such events where it insists on spreading culture among the visitors through the distribution of thousands of cultural publications during this night, as well as the establishment of platforms in the holy shrine to answer visitors' questions about the issues of legality and jurisprudence