The al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, represented by the Center for African Studies of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, has organized a religious program for a number of African students of religious sciences in Najaf Governorate.
The director of the Center, Sheikh Saad al-Shammari, told Al-Kafeel Network, "The Center has adopted many activities and events that are concerned with African students of religious sciences, and among the innovations that were added this year with the support of the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine and the head of the department, is to conduct visits to holy shrines in Iraq, following a schedule that has been drawn up for this purpose, ensuring that a large group of them will benefit.”
He added, "This program was launched last Thursday, and it included a visit to the shrine of Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-'Askari (peace be upon both of them) in the city of Samarra, in addition to a visit to the shrine of Sayed Mohammad son of Imam Ali al-Hadi (peace be upon both of them) in the district of Balad. The day's visit was concluded in the city of Kadhemiyah with a visit to the shrine of the Imam al-Kadhem and Imam al-Jawad (may God’s peace be upon them both).
Al-Shammari indicated that "the program included performing the Ziyarat rituals collectively and meeting with some officials of the holy shrines, in addition to reading the supplication of Kumayl Ibn Ziyad that was narrated on the authority of Imam Ali (peace be upon him)."
He explained that "this program was well received and accepted by these few students, because it is difficult for most of them to visit these shrines on their own. It was - according to them - an opportunity provided by the Center for them to visit the holy shrines of their Imams (peace be upon both of them)."
The Department of Vehicles at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine took care of the transfer of these students from the holy city of Najaf to the holy shrines and then returned them back.