The general secretariat of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, in cooperation with the University of Kirkuk, organized a festival to celebrate the birth of the Great Prophet Mohammad (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) in the university's campus.
The festival, which was coordinated by the public relations department at the holy shrine, started with the reading of verses from the Holy Quran by the reader Sayed Mohammed Ibrahim, followed by the national anthem and the anthem of the holy shrine.
The festival included a speech by the president of the University of Kirkuk, Dr. Omran Jamal, in which he stated: "today we celebrate the birth of the Master of beings, who was not sent to a specific region or a particular homeland, but to the whole world and to humanity, which is a mercy for both worlds, pointing to the need to follow the example of what was stated in the biography of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) through the foundations that inscribed humanitarian laws".
This was followed by a speech by the general secretariat of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine delivered by Dr. Ahmed al-Sheikh, in which he said, "Islam has been blessed by the light of the Great Prophet Mohammad (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) since his birth and to this day, there has been more light and less ignorance and darkness in the world, adding that we must celebrate the birth of the most holy prophet at every time and place, as it is necessary to take advantage of what he brought from science, creation and the Islamic message to be success, distinction and creativity".
The festival included religious stanzas performed by Haider al-Mousawi and Mohammed al-Tamimi.
The festival concluded by honoring the university female students wearing the Iraqi abaya.