SHAFAQNA – Alkafeel Global Network: The head of the Department of Hussayni Rites, Processions and Bodies in Iraq and the Islamic World, Haj Riyad Nemat Al-Salman, reviewed the achievements of the department during the ten years of its founding as a department within the celebration held on the occasion of its tenth anniversary on Saturday 7th of Dhu al-Qi’dah 1439 corresponding to July 21, 2018 in the Hall of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him) at the al-Abbas’s (p) holy shrine, most notably:
First, the department, with exceptional efforts, established its representations in most of the governorates and 160 units for the Hussayni rites in the districts and their surroundings. The officials were named through the direct elections in accordance with the internal rules of the department. These representations contributed to reducing the financial and time burdens for the Owners of the Hussayni procession in the organizational matter. And at the same time, a reference to the Hussayni rituals and processions is present in each province to undertake the administrative organization of rituals and coordinate with local governments after the provision of each representation with an authorization to manage the administrative and management process of the Hussayni rituals.
Second: To enumerate all the orientations of the officials of the representations and units in the Husseini framework away from the partisan and political blocs by adhering strictly to the Supreme Religious Authority Line and Approach.
Third: The Department organizes the participation of all the Hussayni processions in various religious events, including the Ziyarat of millions, according to their classification; service of condolence processions. The number of the registered Hussayni processions is more than 29 thousand processions from inside and outside Iraq.
Fourth: The Department played a role in urging the processions to participate in meeting the fatwa of defense by supporting the war effort, opening volunteer centers, providing material and moral support to combatants on various fronts, and providing support and assistance to displaced families.
Fifth: The Department contributed to the refinement and reduction of some of the extraneous practices on the Hussayni rituals.
Sixth: The Department of Rites contributed to the renaissance of the contemporary Husseini media and was able to transfer the truth of the Husseini rites to the world. The Islamic satellite channels, in particular the Karbala Channel and the AlKafeel Global Network, preceded programs and news.
Al-Salman concluded: “We thank the officials of the two holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) for their continued support and keenness to sustain the beacon of the Hussayni rituals in the service of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) and the nucleus to deliver the global message of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), which reflects the dimensions and goals of the true Hussayni revolution. And all the thanks is to the servants of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him). ”
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