Offering Iftar for the fasting believers [Iftar Sa'em], is one of the activities adopted by the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine during the holy month of Ramadan under the supervision of the Department of service affairs, including the visitors of the shrine of Aba Abdillah Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them).
It is held daily at the holy sanctuary or in one of the basements of the expansion project of the holy shrine after the Adhan of Maghreb and continues throughout the days of the holy month. The Iftar service includes 3000 fasting person daily as a fixed average rate that can be up to 10000 fasting believers in the peak days in the Friday eves and other occasions.
The head of the department of the service affairs at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; Haj Khalil Hanoon has explained to Al-Kafeel Network the following: "Based on the words of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household): "If any believer arranges for the Iftar (food for the ending of the fast) of any believer in any night of the month of Ramadan, then Allah will give him a reward as if he has set free a believing slave." And Imam Ja‘far As-Sadeq (peace be upon him) said, When a believer feeds a (fellow) believer in the month of Ramadan, Allah records for him the reward of freeing thirty believing slaves, and he has with Allah a prayer that is answered.‛ Our department has always organized with the coming of the holy month of Ramadan the Iftar of the visitors performing the Ziyarat of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), and the departments staff are dispatched according to a fixed schedule in order to prepare and distribute a meal of Iftar for the fasters, consisting of a soup, dates and milk packed in a special way."
And adding: "We have found that the visitors like to receive this simple meal seeking the blessings of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him). Also we have noticed a craze of our staff to perform this service, as it is a double service at the same time, the first is the honour to serve the visitors of the shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and the other is to offer the Iftar of the faster, which has a countless reward."
It is to mention that the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has prepared a special security and service plan for the holy month of Ramadan including many activities, which it has undertaken since few days in order to provide the best services for the visitors and to facilitate the performance of the rituals of their prayers, Ziyarat and all their worship acts.