The grid of the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) was covered with the Ashura mourning cloth, as an expression of the sadness and grief that befell the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) in this sad month, because of the martyrdom of the beloved grandson of the Prophet; Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), his family and companions. And as part of the ongoing preparations program to commemorate the great tragedy of the at-Taf, the staff of the Holy Sanctuary Division were honored to cover the holy shrine with this cloth, which was made of luxurious fabric and surrounds the noble grid on its four sides, and has expressions as follows:
- On the side of the Gate, the following phrase (Ya Hami Khidr al-Fawatem) is written, and on the top there is (the golden frieze), and on its ceiling the phrase (Peace be upon you, O Bab Al-Hawa'ej) is written on it.
- The side of the qiblah is written on it (Peace be upon you, O good servant, obedient to God and His Messenger, and Commander of the Faithful, Hassan and Hussein), and on top of it is the phrase (Peace be upon you, Ya saqi atasha Karbala).
- The side opposite: it is written on it the phrase (Peace be upon you, son of the first people in Islam and the oldest of them in faith and the most important of them in the religion of God), and on top of it is the phrase (Peace be upon you, O Saqi Atasha Karbala).
- On the opposite side of the grid, the phrase “Peace be upon you, O Qamar Bani Hashem” is written on it, with the phrase “Peace be upon you, O standard-bearer”.
These phrases are colored yellow surrounded by decorative bands.
On the other hand, the features of sadness and grief prevailed over all the corridors of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, and its walls were covered in black banners of various sizes, to express the grief and sorrow for the commemoration of Ashura, in addition to the raising the black flags on the minarets of the holy shrine, on which the titles of Aba al-Fadl (peace be upon him) were written.