The servants of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) spread black banners and manifestations of sadness on the shrine and sanctuary of his sister; Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her) in the Syrian capital, Damascus, in preparation for the commemoration of her death anniversary, which will coincide with tomorrow, Thursday (15 Rajab 1443 AH).
The official of the delegation and the head of the Holy Sanctuary Department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Haj Khalil Hanoon, told Al-Kafeel Network: "Based on the directives of the Senior Official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, His Eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, we have finished today spreading manifestations of sadness, mourning and black banners throughout the holy sanctuary of the lady Zaynab (peace be upon her) and her holy courtyard and its outer surroundings, in order to extend condolences from the servants of the shrine that Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) on this sad occasion."
He added that "the condolence banners that were hung were sewn in the Sewing Division of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, and special phrases of condolence were written on them for this occasion in different sizes, and were hung in cooperation with the servants of the holy shrine of Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her)."
Hannoun explained that "the delegation of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine will carry out various activities during its presence, including the participation along the mourning visitors to the Lady Zaynab's (p) holy shrine on this occasion, in addition to holding condolence activities such as mourning councils that will be held in her holy courtyard."
And he stressed that "the servants of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) spared no effort in order to offer everything they have, to gain the honor and reward for this service, so they attained the honor of both services, serving Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and serving his sister, the Aqeelah (may God's peace be upon her) and her visitors."
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time that the Holy Shrine has participated, whether in this mourning event or providing services to the holy shrine of Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her), but it was preceded by many participations almost every year.