Early preparations made by the Holy Sanctuary's Care Department to celebrate the birth anniversary of the dragonfly of the religion and the guardian of the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds, the Commander of the Faithful; Imam Ali (peace be upon him), where its staffs, with their various specializations, revealed the features of joy and adornment in the most beautiful ways in the holy sanctuary of his son; Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
The assistant head of the aforementioned department, Mr. Zain Al-Abidin Al-Quraishi, told Al-Kafeel Network, “The commemoration and remembrance of the birth of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) is at the forefront of the auspicious occasions that the al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine has been striving to revive, as it is one of the important occasions for all believers in the east and west of the earth, as he (peace be upon him) is the one born in the Kaaba and the guardian of the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds, so the staffs of our department have harnessed their efforts to bring out this occasion in the most beautiful and splendid image, in a way that is commensurate with its value and status in the souls of the believers.”
He added, "One of the most important works that we have done is to hang banners and pieces of joy, which were designed and embroidered by the employees of the sewing division of the Gifts and Vows Department, with the most beautiful expressions of congratulations and loyalty and an explanation of some of the unique virtues and qualities of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him), and they were of different sizes and measurements that covered several places in the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), starting from the front of the Gate of the Holy Sanctuary and its corridors and throughout the Holy Shrine."
He added, "We also decorated the entrance to the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), and illuminated it with decorative lamps, in addition to spreading wreaths and bouquets of roses and ornamental trees at all the entrances to the Holy Shrine and its walls, in cooperation with the staffs of the Al-Kafeel Nurseries Group that were responsible for bringing them. A group of white and green flags were also hung at the entrances to the Holy Shrine from outside."
Al-Quraishi explained that "our work was not limited to this, but we also packed thousands of blessing gifts, containing the Holy Shrine's perfume, candy pieces and blessed parts of the holy shrine, and they will be distributed to the honorable visitors in addition to the participants in the central celebration, which will be organized by the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine in the square between the two holy shrines."