RNA – A large number of believers and lovers of the Infallible and Purified Household of the Prophet Muhammad from all over Iraq, as well as from other countries, commemorated Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power) and the martyrdom of the Commander of the Faithful [Imam Ali] at his holy shrine in the Iraqi city of Najaf.
Pilgrims performed the prescribed acts of Laylat al-Qadr, recited the Quran and mourned for Imam Ali.
In this regard, the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali used all of its capacities and amenities to serve the pilgrims and commemorate this night.
The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali provided 10,000 copies of the Holy Quran and 2,500 books of supplications for the pilgrims in different parts of the shrine during these blessed nights.
The presence of mawkibs in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali
Hujjat al-Islam Ibrahim al-Badiri, the head of religious assemblies at the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali, announced that since the 16th of Ramadhan, mawkibs and mourning groups have been entering Holy Shrine of Imam Ali in order to organize commemorations.
Distribution of food
Sayyid Isa al-Kharsan, the head of the guesthouse at the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali, told reporters that the Holy Shrine had distributed more than 14,000 iftar meals for the pilgrims on the night of the martyrdom of the Commander of the Faithful and stated, “7,000 of these meals were distributed in the mains streets leading to the Holy Shrine.”
He added that every night during the holy month of Ramadhan, the guesthouse of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali every night hosts many pilgrims who eat their iftar meals in the vicinity of the Holy Shrine.
Haydar Muhammad Jasim, the deputy head of the Department of Services Affairs of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali, announced that the Holy Shrine has opened the Rasul al-Adham [Great Prophet] Courtyard to welcome millions of pilgrims to the Holy Shrine.
Answering legal and religious questions
Hujjat al-Islam Abdul-Sadah al-Jabiri, the head of the Department of Religious Affairs of the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn in Karbala, said, “On the night of the martyrdom of Imam Ali, many pilgrims referred to the Religious and Legal Inquiries Office to obtain answers to their questions on legal and religious issues.”
He continued, “During the holy month of Ramadhan, especially during the nights commemorating the martyrdom anniversaries and Layali al-Qadr, the religious and legal inquiries offices, located both inside and outside the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali and in the Holy Shrine’s al-Sayyidah Fatimah al-Zahra Courtyard, respond to the pilgrim’s questions.
Distribution of water
Fadhil al-Tabatabai, the official responsible for supplying drinking water to the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali, told reporters about the distribution of one million litres of safe drinking water on the night of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali, saying, “In order to provide this amount of water, we had to increase the working hours at the water treatment plant.”
He added, “On ordinary days, we produce 250 litres of healthy drinking water and place them in different parts of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali for the pilgrims.”
Rasa News Agency