The Holy Shrine of Imams 'Askari (peace be upon both of them) continus with all its departments the preparations for receiving the visitors and mourners in the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Al-Hassan Al-'Askari (peace be upon him) on Thursday 8th Rabi' Awwal 1438 AH corresponding to the 8th December, 2016, after having prepared a special security and service plan for this Ziyarat, in which large number of visitors are expected to come from inside and outside Iraq.
These preparations started earlier this year, in order to provide services in line with the large numbers of the visitors coming to the city of Samarra. Thus the holy shrine has conducted many procedures inside the holy sanctuary and its surrounding areas, and the service processions are spread on all roads leading to the holy shrine, and have announced its full readiness to provide all services to the visitors.
And in order to provide the best services in joint coordination between the departments and the distribution of tasks correctly, a meeting was held between the management of the holy shrine of Imams Al-'Askari (peace be upon both of them) and the heads of departments and divisions to organize all preparations to receive the visitors in the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Al-Hassan Al-'Askari (peace be upon him) and wroking to overcome the important obstacles and problems that may hinder the provided services and avoiding them during the days of ziyarat, in order to provide the best services to the visitors.
The Department of maintaining the order has prepared a security plan in collaboration with the security bodies charged of the protection of the shrine of the two Imams Al-'Askari (peace be upon both of them), and the division of vehicles has prepared a special fleet of vehicles for the transfer of visitors in various sizes and capacitites, and were equipped with all comfort means. Also, shoes deposits (kishwaniyat) and bags and phones deposits were prepared, along with a comprehensive maintenance of the water containers scattered inside and outside the holy shrine.
The host hall of the holy shrine was equipped with large quantities of food to be cooked and distributed to the visitors. In addition to washing and cleaning large numbers of carpets and blankets that will be distributed to the visitors so they can sleep inside the holy shrine. The sacred occultation basement [sirdab ghaybah] was prepared and equipped with means of comforts for accomodating the visitors. In addition to adding a number of waste containers to be distributed in the internal and external roads.
The Department of Religious Affairs has prepared a plan for lessons during all days of Ziyarat inside and outside the holy shrine, and an action plan was prepared by the department of rites in order to receive and organize the condolences' parades during the days of Ziyarat. And these are a part of other services that will be provided by the holy shrine of two Imams Al-'Askari (peace be upon both of them) with all its departments operating for the service of the two Imams (peace be upon both of them) and their visitors.
The Al-Abbas's (p) fighting squad of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has also announced the completion of its preparations to participate in the security and service plan developed by the operations' leadership in Samarra, and has mobilized all its divisions, representations and reserve volunteers to support and provide the services needed by the competent authorities and also the direct services to the masses of believers. The squad has given exceptional interest to this Ziyarat this year with the concentration of most of its formations in the operations of "We are coming, Nineveh."