The Al-Abbas's Holy Shrine with the participation of a group of photographers from inside and outside Iraq have set up the photo project for documenting the march of visitors of Arba'een of the Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) from the furthest point in Iraq until the shrine of the Master of martyrs Abi Abdullah Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) in the holy city of Karbala. Cphotos that are urrently displayed in the Photo Gallery within the exhibition of the second annual international cultural Festival of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) being held in the Indian city of Lucknow.
The International Photographer Mohammed Saleh Al- Shabib from Saudi Arabia , one of the participants in this project explained to Al-Kafeel's Network : " The idea of the photo gallery has emanated a year ago , so we can put forward the philosophy of sacrifice in front of the whole world especially for non-Muslims , through the picture, like the photos taken of the walking children, women, disabled and elderly who are urging paced toward Karbala, the city of sacrifice and martyrdom. Neither the disability nor the climate conditions could hinder them, in addition to the dedication of the Iraqis in the service of visitors of the tomb of the Master of the martyrs ( peace be upon him ) in an incredible image of altruism and generosity that one only can see in the Iraq of Imam Al-Hussayn ( peace be upon him ) , the visitors are served along the way, without limits . "
As for the popularity of the photo gallery in India and the extent of the interaction in it Al Shabib said: "There is a positive effect, visitors were wiping their hands on the hanged pictures, were crying while wishing to visit the shrine of Abi Abdullah Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) which is an evidence of the positive interaction within the exhibition. "
It is worth mentioning that the photos gallery entitled (The road to the Paradise) is one of the new additions of this festival in its actual edition, where an aside space has been allocated to it between the exhibition stands of the cultural and intellectual publications of the Iraqi holy shrines, captions in Urdu were put for each picture. While more than five photographers from Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain participated with forty posters taken during last Zyarat Arba'een of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him).