“We say: Peace be upon you, O greatest month of God! O festival of His friends! Peace be upon you, O most noble of accompanying times! O best of months in days and hours! Peace be upon you - you are not bid farewell in annoyance nor is your fasting left in weariness! Peace be upon you, object of seeking before your time, object of sorrow before your passing!... Peace be upon you - How much we craved you yesterday! How intensely we shall yearn for you tomorrow! Peace be upon you and upon your bounty which has now been made unlawful to us and upon your blessings gone by which have now been stripped away from us!"
Among the hardest and the most difficult moments in life are the moments of farewell, and it is even spiritually deeper when it comes to the farewell of the blessed month of God, the month of forgiveness and mercy, the month in which we were guests of the Lord of the Worlds, the Most Generous, the month where the hours are the best of hours, the days are the best of days and the nights are the best of nights, including a night that is better than thousand months ... But its days and nights have passed quickly ... So, better to bid farewell to this holy month with sincere supplication for forgiveness and acceptance of good deeds:
"O Allah the month of Ramadan, in which You revealed the Holy Quran, now is at its end. I take refuge with Your kindest disposition, O Lord, lest the dawn of this night breaks forth, or the month of Ramadan comes to an end, and I stand as an accused sinner, liable to be punished, on the Day I am presented before You."
So, crowds of believers have chosen the most honoured land of earth; the holy city of Karbala to bid farewell to the holy month, in a tradition that they are accustomed to do every year, visiting the holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them), coming from inside the province of Karbala and beyond in order to bid farewell to the month of God.
Some of the visitors that arrive two days before the end of the holy month of Ramadan to Karbala, head in Fajr time towards the holy city of Najaf in order to perform the Zyarat of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) in the first days of Eid.
In such faith environment, and in order to contribute in the conduct of the Zyarat's rituals, the holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them) provide all possible services and means of security for maintaining the comfort and safety of the respected visitors.