Iraqi army present guard of honor to Husseini Military Chief on gold gilding ceremony – Jafariyanews' Exclusive report
By: Ismail Zabeeh
HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: A magnificent ceremony
marking the completion of gilding the holy minarets of the shrine of
Abu al Fadl al Abbas peace be upon him with gold and the beginning of
two projects i.e. renewal of Zarih As-Sharif (net around the holy
grave), and expansion of the holy shrine compound was held on the
occasion of cherished memory of the birth anniversary of Al-Abbas
peace be upon him on 4 Sha'ban 1431.
Arrangements were made to illustrate the three projects
supported by photographs and documents, as well as the production of
the last three documentaries concerning the three projects through the
unity of editing and photography, and to move the ceremony to the big
screens, and give copies of films to satellite channels to broadcast.
The splendid ceremony began with the recitation of Quranic verses by
the muazzin of the two holy shrines i.e. Husseini and Abbasi, Sheikh
Haj Mustafa As-Sarraf.
Then followed a speech by Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi in
which he richly praised "the efforts of Iraqis in completing dozens of
projects in Karbala holy shrines for turning it into the centers of
intellectual, cultural, social and creativity of engineering
enlightenment, as well as its spiritual status for the believers, all
under the guidance of senior religious authority (al-marjaiah
al-olyaa) in holy Najaf."
Ater that, President of Shiite Endowment Mr. Saleh al-Haidari,
addressed. he blessed the efforts of the holy shrine workers.
Then came the second part of the ceremony, announcing the completion
of a workshop in the basement of the Abbasi shrine for manufacturing
holy nets, for the first time in Iraq. Then a piece of the new Zarih
(net) to be fixed around the holy grave of Abu al Fadl al Abbas (peace
be upon him) was shown as the very first product of the workshop.
Officers from the Iraqi army and officials from Ministry of Defense
were also standing there waiting to present guard of honour to the
Chief of the Husseini Military and the standard-bearer of Imam Husayn
peace be upon him – Abu al Fadhl al-Abbas peace be upon him – to mark
the beginning of the main part of the ceremony that was declaring to
the world gilding of holy minarets of the shrine of Abu al Fadl al
Abbas peace be upon him with gold..
After collection of representatives of the religious leaders
(marjaiyaat), scientists, media on the platform, elders of the tribes
of Iraq and Iraqi State officials were invited at the stage.
After removing the plastic, which covered both minarets during the
implementation of the project for 22 months, signals were given to
bring down two white curtains from the minarets. Then eulogies were
A Pakistani engineer achieved the honour to supervise this gold
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE