On Wednesday afternoon 15th of Rabi' Al-Awwal 1436 Ah, corresponding to the 7th of January, 2015, the events of the ninth edition of the International Cultural Festival of the Message's Spring were launched, a festival hosted and sponsored by the two General-Secretariat of the holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them) on the occasion of the master of all creations; Muhammed (prayers and Allah's peace be upon him and his holy Household) and his grandson Imam Ja'far As-Sadeq (peace be upon him), under the slogan "The Holy Prophet : The completion of the word and the coalition of the division."
The opening ceremony was held in the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) in the presence of a number of religious, political and academic figures. It started with the verses from the Holy Quran recited by the international reader and the Mu'adhen of both holy shrine; Haj Ossama Al-Karbala'i, followed by the word of the General-Secretariat of the holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) delivered by Sheikh Abd Al-Mahdi Al-Karbala'i.
Then, the head of the Shiite endowment, Sayed. Saleh Al-Haydari has presented his word, followed by the poem on the occasion by Dr. Mohammed Husayn Ali As-Sagheer read on his behalf by Dr. Ali Al-Hajji, entitled: "The Prophet was born, it was then said: O fire, extinct!"
Then, came the word of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which was delivered by Dr. Nabeel Al-A'raji, followed by the word of the Permanent Preparatory Committee of the eighth Academics Conference to be held within the events of this festival, delivered by the Chairman of the mentioned Committee Dr. Muhammed Abd Attiyah Al-Seraj.
The ceremony was concluded by the recitation of religious eulogies by the Iranian Sayed Kareem Al-Moosawi.