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 cleanliness 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.
Do you have any advice for the processions' owners on the one hand and to the visitors on the other hand, regarding the care of cleanliness and good organization in the service of the visitors of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him)?
The answer of His Eminence Office was as follows:
Everybody should take care of cleanliness as cleanliness is part of faith -as it is narrated in the holy hadith- They should also cooperate to organize this blessed Ziyarat in the best way by securing the comfort and safety of the visitors. What a beautiful scenery of Ziyarat if it is characterized by cleanliness and organization, as it is an evidence of the education and high behaviour of the visitor. We ask God to make us all have the success to perform this Ziyarat with its rules and may it be accepted in the best of ways. He is indeed Who grants the success.