It’s been circulated among Arabs generally, and Iraqi people especially about the funding entity of the new holy windowed cage of the Imam Hussein holy tomb. For answering all the questions raised, we consulted the deputy Secretary-General of the Imam Hussein holy shrine Sayed Afdhal EL-Shamy who said, “It’s been made in Islamic Republic of Iran, but the materials used in making it such as gold, silver, wood and some other metals have been provided by some adorers of Ahlulbait (p.b.u.t) from all over the world. The Secretariat-General of the Imam Hussein holy shrine contributed to making it in fund, and everyone of all nationalities from Iraqi, Arab and foreign faithful who gave some fund are contributors to making it. So, the new holy windowed cage is merely the funds of all pilgrims who financially contributed. It’s the first holy windowed cage made and supported by many various people and from different countries where the previous ones were made by sultans or kings.”
The new holy windowed cage weighs approximately 12 tons consisted of 118,650 kg of pure gold, 4600 kg of silver, 5350 kg of wood for the structure, 700 km of wood slabs, 250 kg of iron joints, 200 kg steel belts, 700 kg of decorative inner wood in addition to the 100 kg of other iron material.
It's been inscribed with verses of the noble Quran on the outer surface, and on the inner surface.
After we have been cognizant of the important details submitted by the deputy Secretariat-General Sayed Afdhal EL-Shamy, He was willing to cooperate by answering any question or inquiry raised to EL-Kefeel International Website.