Decorations were spread on the corridors of the Maqam of Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance) of the al-Abbas's holy shrine, in celebration of his blessed birth.
The head of the Maqam Department, Haj Adnan Al-Daif, explained to the Al-Kafeel Network, saying: “This occasion is one of the most important occasions that this holy Maqam witnesses, so the staff of our department annually prepare to decorate it in a manner that differs from the rest of the year, and a number of the employees of the department's divisions and units participate in these decorative works, starting from the dome of the Maqam and ending with the roads leading to it, passing through its hall and its outer surroundings, all of which becomes like a piece of art."
He added: "These decorative works included hanging banners on which the expressions of congratulations were written, and the hadiths of the immaculate imams (may God’s peace be upon them) confirming his blessed birth and the establishment of the state of justice, as well as hanging colorful light flyers on the dome, walls and on the roads leading to the holy Maqam."
It is to note that this night takes its honor, holiness and sanctity from the birth of the great savior, the promised hope, the aspired good, the interpreter of the Quran, the Imam of humans and Jinns, the Master of the Advent, the Imam of the Order, our Master the awaited Al-Mahdi son of Al-Hassan (may our souls and the souls of both worlds be a redemption for the soil of his arrival).
And it is noteworthy that Maqam of Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance) is located on the left bank of the current Hussayniya River at the northern entrance of Karbala in the area of Bab al-Salamah. It is located 650 m north of the shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him). This place was named after the awaited Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance), as it is said that he had prayed in this place and then left to perform the Ziyarat of his grandfather Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him).
This place is considered to be one of the most important shrines in Karbala for its connection with the Imam al-Mahdi (Allah hasten his holy reappearance), which made it an important place and an important part of the rituals of the Ziyarat of Sha'ban, which is one of the most important Ziyarat of Karbala.