The flag of the dome of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) rose in the city of Gargal, northern India, to announce the beginning of the season and ceremonies of mourning for Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), and to recall the calamity of his martyrdom along the people of his house and companions (peace be upon them).
Sheikh Nazer Mahdi Mohammadi, the president of the twelve Scholars Association in the city, stated to Al-Kafeel Network that "this event has always been held annually by the people of this city, after being honored to host the activities of the seventh edition of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) cultural festival, which was held and sponsored by the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, and dedicating the flag of the dome of the holy shrine to Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him)".
He added,"this flagr had a great impact on the souls and minds of the residents of this city, as we used, every Ashura season or in commemoration of the martyrdom of one of the imams (peace be upon them), to start the occasion by raising this flag, which carries the breeze of Karbala and the fragrance of martyrdom".
Mohammadi explained,"the flag was carried by vehicles around the perimeter of the city, to be then connected with a wider and more comprehensive foot march, so that the ceremonies were held in the Ithna-Ashariya Hussayniya to raise this flag, amid the presence of a large crowd of lovers and followers of the imams of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) in this city".
He added, " the flag of the dome of the shrine of the moon of the clan rose with the voices of the mourners, who came from all over the city with a call (Labbayka ya Hussayn) and (Labbayka ya Abbas), to shed tears and hit their chests as they remembered the calamity of the Master of the martyrs (peace be upon him)".
He concluded,"it is a great honor for us to raise this flag in our city, as it embodies the spirit of martyrdom, redemption and sacrifice for the sake of lofty principles, and to be a beacon of heroism, martyrdom and pride, and the values and principles of the eternal hussayni renaissance it reflects".