Hawzah News Agency (Mashhad, Iran) - Seyyed Khalil Monabeti stated, "Thanks to the endeavors of Razavi Holy Shrine’s office of shoe keepers and its volunteer workers, a group of shoe keepers were sent, for the first time, to Kazemein in order to render services to the on-foot mournful pilgrims of martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Mousa al-Kazem (a.s.), Imam Reza’s (a.s.) father".
Noting that rally of Imam Musa al-Kazem's (a.s) martyrdom anniversary is one of the biggest ones of this kind in the world, he emphasized, "45 shoe keepers of Razavi Holy Shrine will be deployed on the occasion of Imam Kazem’s (a.s.) martyrdom anniversary.
The Razavi servants will offer services to the on-foot including distribution of 40 thousand warm lunch and dinner meals for five days.
Assistant of sacred premises and pilgrims' affairs of Astan Quds Razavi referred to the process of providing the expenses of this retinue and reiterated, "Shoe keepers' Foundation of Benefactors provides all the necessary expenses of these ceremonies held on various occasions such as birth and martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (a.s.)".
He also said, "Formation of this retinue and serving on-foot pilgrims during Hazrat Musa al-Kazem’s (a.s.) martyrdom days are fully done by the volunteer shoe keepers".