The Department of Rituals and Hussayni procession and bodies issued recommendations to the processions participating in the Ziyarat Arba'een.

The Department of Rituals, Processions and Hussayni bodies in Iraq and Islamic world of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), emphasized on the commitment to the issued recommendations to the condolences and service processions' owners participating in the rituals of Ziyarat Arba'een of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) for a successful Ziyarat befitting its sanctity, through a number of recommendations, which are:

The entrance of the processions will be exclusively from the gate of Qibla of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to the holy shrine and then go out from the gate of Qadi Al-Hajat leading to the area between the two holy shrines then entering to the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and then head to their headquarters.

5- All processions have to know that because of the severe congestion no elegies' reading is allowed inside the two holy shrines.

6- The procession's sponsor has to show the written commitment issued by police directorate of the holy city of Karbala, as well as the identification badge issued by the Department of rituals, processions and Hussayni bodies in Iraq and the Islamic world affiliated to the two holy shrines.

7- The sponsor of the procession is the direct responsible for the security of his procession and has to prevent the entry of strangers to his procession, and has to put people who know the members of the procession at the entrance of the two holy shrines to identify them before their entry.

8- Ensure that the audio devices and cameras are inspected in terms of security.

9- It is not allowed to carry firearms, sharp materials and water sprinklers.

10- To not raise picture of any religious symbol as the occasion is purely for Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him).

11- Tashabeeh [parade copying acts or scenes in a theatrical way] that are not suitable for the Arba'een are not allowed, and those that are refused will have to go back to their headquarters from the main barrier, as the convoy of the return of captives and Imam As-Sajjad (peace be upon him) was without chains and was not accompanied by Omayyad soldiers, and they were not beaten with whips.

12- Sticks, flags and banners that do not fit with the ritual of Ziyarat Arba'een are not allowed.

13- Official letters will be given to the processions to show at the outer and internal inspection entrances to enable them to bring their procession's materials by the officer authorized by the Karbala police department.

14- The installation of the processions inside and outside the city is the responsibility of processions' division officer.

15- Please comply with the instructions and respect the schedule of the processions issued only by the department of rituals, processions and Hussayni bodies/ the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, to cooperate with the employees of the two holy shrines and the servants of the Hussayni processions and the competent employees of the security services.

16- It is not allowed to carry heads and corpses in the condolences of Tashabeeh and in the processions' headquarters because of the attenuation of the sacred characters.

17- The processions reminding the return convoy on camels are allowed only on the 15th and 16th of Safar.

18- Large sized drums [Ampongabe] "Dammamat" are not allowed and it is not allowed to beat drums inside the shrines because it affects the new construction.

19- Each procession has to bring a fire extinguisher and put it in a clear place to be accessible under the hand of those cooking to deal with any fire or emergency -God forbid-

20- Respecting streets and public properties, including the heavy water streams, not setting up tents above the sewer openings, not throwing food waste in them and not tamper with their lids to ensure the smooth flow of water drainage.

21- Firewood is not allowed in the city, and the cooking is allowed only on gas.

22- Women are not allowed in the Zinjeel and Latm processions.

23- Identification plate should be placed on the procession's door, in which is written the responsible person's name and his phone number.
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