The condolences processions participating in the funeral rituals of Ziyarat Arba'een continue their parades day and night, because of the intensity of the crowds of visitors which reached its peak since the middle of the eve of the twentieth of Safar, and it was hoped to conclude the events this morning according to statement of Haj Ryad Ni'mat Al-Salam, Head of the Department of rituals and Hussayni processions at the holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them).
He added: "The Latm condolences processions began arriving since the morning of the eighteenth of Safar 1437 AH with hearts filled by grief and sorrow to the shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), to present their condolences in the occasion of Arba'een of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) chanting devotion and love of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and renewing the pledge and eternal allegiance, slapping their chests, shedding tears covering their heads with mud."
Explaining: "This year, there is a broad participation not only by the Latm processions but also by other condolences activities. These procession entered according to a schedule prepared by the department to ensure the smooth flow of movement from coming from the road of Qibla Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to enter His holy shrine then to the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) walking through the area between the two holy shrines chanting elegies and lamentations. Noting that special lanes have been established so there will be no interruption or crowding between the visitors, taking into account prayer times in which processions movement is stopped completely."
It is worth mentioning that the Department of rituals and Hussayni processions in Iraq and the world begins early each year to set up the preparations special to the rituals of Arba'een Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), in order to put order and arrange all the efforts for a smooth and accurate work in all fields related to the department.