In the recent questions sent to the office of His Eminence the supreme religious authority, Sayed Ali Al-Sistani, on some issues related to the public hygiene in the road of Ziyarat Arba'een, the question was:
In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Compassionate
Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you,
With the approach of the Ziyarat Arba'een, we would like to ask you about issues related to the topic of hygiene in the road of the Ziyarat, after that the numbers of visitors has become millions, and making the control of things more difficult as the efforts are individual, and the need for money has become clear in this regard.
Is donating money in order to buy bin containers and bags of waste to clean the Hussayni processions and the road of visitors is desirable, and is it considered as spending in the service of the Hussayni rituals?
The answer of His Eminence Office was as follows:
In the name of the Almighty,
Yes, all that facilitate the performance of the Ziyarat for the Faithful, encouraging them to perform it, and contributing in their comfort is religiously desirable, and spending money at the service of the visitors of Aba Abdillah Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) is a spending for the sake of Allah the Almighty.