The official of the shrines' grid factory belonging to the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, the goldsmith Raad Hussein Al-Khafaji, announced to the Al-Kafeel's network the immediate installation of the first piece of the new shrine's grid of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) after that it was completed by a purely Iraqi workforce, which is executing today the second phase of this unique and giant project, fixing the ready parts on the wooden structure, that was installed in a special hall at the plant.
Mr. Al-Khafaji said : "Praise to Allah the Almighty, with pure hearts expressing the longing to serve our Master Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), the executives of shrines' grid factory directed the installation of the first pieces on the wooden structure, carried out according to a schedule prepared according to the precedence of each piece of the grid, starting with the14 lower bases that are distributed on the perimeter of the grid and, as with the rest of the sections and the holy shrine's parts that has been manufactured according to the highest specifications and the finest craftsmanship, while these new bases' thickness is characterized by its strength, resistance and durability, thanks to its raw material manufactured of 999 calibre of pure silver, mixed with a 2% of 24 carat gold in order to give it a specific lustre and to prolong its lifetime."
Noting: "The thickness of one base at the lowest point is 6 mm and reaches 22mm at the highest point, which is larger six times than the old thickness, thanks to the increase in the proportion of gold and silver, to enjoy a longer life, a better resistance to changes and a greater resistance against blackening "
Mr. Al-Khafaji said : "The work, thanks to God, that is going at a rising pace and with high spirit has two-pronged : First, the work on the completion of most of the holy grid pieces , and the other : The work on the installation of what has been done in earlier times, taking into account the professional commitment to respect the precision of all layouts and designs of the project. " Stating that the technology used to build up the bases and all parts of new shrine's grid of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas ( peace be upon him ) is the first of its kind not only in Iraq but in all the countries specialized in the shrines' grid industry.
It is also worth noting that the General Secretary of Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, Sayed Ahmad As-Safi has said earlier : "After that we were honoured to serve the holy shrines, we found that the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine's grid had more than forty years, which damaged some of its parts, and maybe a partial maintenance wouldn't last long, this why we decided of renewing it, respecting the same accurate art specifications of the old grid.
The funding of this project was made with the participation of the holy shrine's visitors, that are coming from different countries such as Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, India, Golf countries and all different nationalities' lovers of Ahl Al-Bayt (Peace be upon them), and we deny all rumours claiming that the new Holy shrine's grid is made outside of Iraq, as we are proud that only Iraqi hands are working on it, thanks to their sufficient experience and brilliant professionalism.