According to the website of the Astan of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine, Riyadh Ni’mah Al-Sultan, head of the Section of Hosseini Moukebs affiliated to the Astans (custodianship) of the holy shrines of Imam Hussein (AS) and Hazrat Abbas (AS), said that most of the Moukebs have been registered to provide services to Arbaeen pilgrims.
Moukebs are resting places with special facilities and services for pilgrims set up on roads during the Arbaeen pilgrimage.
He added that the section, in cooperation with other related organizations, has prepared special places for the Moukebs to facilitate the pilgrims’ marches.
Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).
Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.
In the past few years, around 20 million pilgrims from all over the world took part in the mourning ceremonies in the Iraqi holy city marking Arbaeen.
Arbaeen will fall on Saturday, October 19 this year.