Since more than 2 days, the road from Baghdad to Karbala is witnessing a large influx of the pilgrims walking towards Karbala to perform the Ziyarat rituals of the Arba'een of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine has made all preparations including the al-Kulayni service complex, in which the volunteers along the staff are mobilized to contribute to provide the various free services to the pilgrims, such as food, drinks and accommodation for men and women.
The head of the Complex; Haj. Hadi Mahdi Mohamad al-Hanoon, stated to al-Kafeel Network: "We have made all preparations for providing the best services to the visitors, and as a result of the accumulated experience we have, this season, our services will be distinguished to suit their large numbers. The complex offers a wide range of services and harness all its efforts and facilities that includes four halls with a capacity of 600 visitors each, in addition to a restaurant, central kitchen, oven for "Samoon [Iraqi bread]", pastry oven, medical detachment and a water filter station in addition to its service mechanisms that consist of a heavy water tank.."
And he added: "The complex offers three main meals daily in the complex's restaurant, as well as fast food distributed on the visitors' road with fruits and various beverages. We also provide the accommodation inside the halls as they are furnished with mattresses and blankets. The complex is a center to accommodate the missing until their relatives come to them through the coordination with the centers for guiding the missing scattered on the axis of Baghdad - Karbala. The complex includes also four sanitary complexes, which contains various washing machines that the visitor can use to wash his/her clothes and dry them during his rest period in the complex."
"To accommodate larger numbers of visitors, a number of service tents were erected inside and outside the complex with the help of some volunteers from inside and outside the holy shrine, including the al-Kafeel Scouts Association."
Indicating: "The number of beneficiaries has reached more than 50 thousand every day and this number will increase on the Arba'een days. And we will keep the same pace in providing our service until the visitors return their homes."
Adding: "We welcome the visitors like the servant receives his master. They are the honorable guests of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), and we hope that the Almighty accepts our service to them."
The Kulayni service complex is located 6 km from the center city towards the capital Baghdad, on an area of 21.104 m 2, which is divided into two main sections, the first is dedicated to the service of men and the second is for the service of women. The staff in the Kulayni complex harness all their effort to provide the best services to the visitors in the Ziyarat Arba'een of Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn (peace be upon him).