The activities of the Fourth Conference of the first international Imamate week held by the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine under the slogan"prophecy and the Imamate are inseparable titles" and "the Imamate is the system of the nation" kicked off today, Monday.
The opening of the fourth conference was attended by His Eminence the Senior Official of the holy shrine; Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, the secretary general; Sayed Mustafa Mortada Aal Dia'-Uddin, a number of board members and officials of the holy shrine, and many academic and Hawza figures from inside and outside Iraq.
The fourth conference held by the general secretariat of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine is supervised by the Department of Islamic and Humanitarian Knowledge Affairs, the Sadiqayn Center and the Al-Ameed Scientific and Intellectual Association.
The conference began with the beautiful recitation of verses from the Holy Quran to the reader; Sayed Laith al-Obaidi, then the reading of Surah Al-Fatiha on the souls of believers, and a welcome speech to the Department of Islamic and Humanitarian Knowledge Affairs delivered by Dr. Haydar Fadel, and its activities embrace the imam al-Hassan Hall (peace be upon him) at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, with two morning sessions at exactly nine o'clock, and the evening session at three o'clock in the afternoon.
The Imamate week includes the holding of seven conferences on more than thirty topics, including (Quranic, Hadith, intellectual, doctrinal, jurisprudence, fundamentalism, political, social, educational, psychological, linguistic, literary, historical, Orientalist), as well as topics related to signs of appearance of Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance).
The week's activities include the holding of seven cultural and artistic competitions (short film competition, visual arts competition for young people, poetry competition, calligraphy competition, literary essay competition, art posters and short videos competition, short story competition).