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; Sayed Ali Mahdi al-Safi, stated to al-Kafeel Network: "When the Ziyarat Ashura began, we divided the complex into two sections, a special section for men and a special section for women, as well as equipping the complex with new bedding and maintenance of its bathrooms."
He added: "There is a women cadre of women divisions working in the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, plus more than 50 volunteers, helping to provide services to visitors (women), including meals, medicine and others."
He continued: "The men section also has 80 volunteers from the staff of the institution of Qamar Bani Hashem (peace be upon him), which had a long history in the service of the holy shrines, especially the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, note that this institution serves for the first time at the Sheikh Kulayni Complex site, in addition to the associates present in the complex."
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, cookies and various beverages around the clock.
The complex staff and volunteers prepare (10,000) meals for both lunch and dinner. Noting that the complex receives daily 5000 visitors, both men and women. And this number is increasing with the approach of the Ziyarat Arba'een."
He stressed: "The complex provides other services, which includes answering the religious questions of women and men, as well as there is a missing center and another to identify the lost and a station to teach the correct reading of Surat Al-Fatiha and various other services."