The works of the new grid of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) progress in a clear and tangible way, as after the completion of the manufacturing of most of the parts, their installation started with same vigour and energy.
And, recently the staff completed the installation of the four side corners' columns on the wooden structure of the new grid, which took 16 months of work, which is in itself a unique achievement of its kind at the level of this industry, according to what has explained to the Al-Kafeel Network the goldsmith Hajj Ra'd Hussayn Al-Khafaji; the director of the factory of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine for the manufacture of holy shrines and sanctuaries' grids.
Then, he added: "The pillars' columns (four columns distributed on the corners of the holy grid) are of the most important grid's parts that are characterized by very high manufacturing features, as they are manufactured in a sculpture manner on pure silver plates of 999 carat blended by 2% with pure gold, with a thickness of 7 mm, width of 16 cm and length of 2 meters, and the weight of each column is of 30 kg with a diameter of 20 cm. All of which are installed with high precision."
It is also worth noting that the General Secretary of Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, Sayed Ahmad Al-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."