In order to promote the Hussayni rituals and activities, and to exchange views and stand on the requirements of the Hussayni processions heading to the holy city of Karbala in the Ziyarat of Arba'een of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him). The Department of Rituals, Processions and Hussayni Bodies in Iraqi and the Islamic world of the two general Secretariats of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), held its tenth annual conference on Friday afternoon the 22nd of Muharram 1439 AH corresponding to the October 13, 2017 in the Hall of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him) at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, under the slogan: "The world calls O Hussayn!"
The conference was attended by the Senior Official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; His Eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, its General Secretary; Engineer Mohamad al-Ashigar and a number of its officials, as well as representatives of the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and the government of Karbala with its security and service departments, as well as large number of processions' owners and their representatives in the provinces of Iraq, which will be honored to revive this occasion.
And after the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, the head of the Department of Rituals and Hussayni Processions in the two holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them); Haj Riyadh ni'mah al-Salman, has presented his word in which he considered that the processions of "shoor" are an attenuation of the Hussayni rituals and their spread led to weaken the religion and removing the sad character of the Hussayni councils to another irrelevant character.
Then came the directives of the Senior Official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; His Eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi to the owners of the processions in a set of points.(Please click here to read them.)
The assistant head of the mentioned Department; Mr. Mazen al-Wazni, has also read some recommendations and instructions to the owners of the processions, including to maintain the cleanliness of the city and its sanctity and to not violate the public property.
After that, there were deliberations between the official of the representations and units of the Department of the Rituals and Hussayni processions in the provinces of Iraq on the one hand, and the officials of the service and security departments in the holy city of Karbala on the other hand, to discuss proposals to resolve the problems faced in the previous Ziyarat seasons, while the service and security departments in the province of Karbala have promised to strive hard and spare no effort to serve the visitors of Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and facilitate the work of service processions within the administrative boundaries of the province.
The conference also included printing the recommendations and the schedule of the arrival of the condolences' processions, and were distributed to the officials of the representations of the Hussayni processions, and officials of their units.