After decades of a spiritual bond between the visitors and the grid of the Master of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), it is time to renew this grid that was installed by the order of Sayed Mohsen Al-Hakim to welcome the supplications, prayers and tears of the visitors throughout more than half a century.
A new phase begins by dismantling it to be replaced by the new grid, according to plan that was developed and will be executed by the same staff that worked on the new grid at the factory of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine for the manufacture of shrines' grids with the help of some employees of other departments. This plan is in the following stages:
First: Installing internal and external separations as well as temporary grids in order to maintain the smooth movement of the visitors of the holy shrine and to complete the works within these cutouts.
Second: Installing a wooden box for the holy tomb to protect it from any harm or damage as a result of these works.
Third: Dismantling the metal parts mounted on the wooden structure, taking into account their protection from any damage that may happen as a result of the dismantling works as these parts are old and some are abraded, as well as their installation method that was primitive, as they were fixed by special screws, then covering them by plastic bands and piece of cloth and put them inside boxes that were made according to the measurement of each part and piece and putting a number and a code on the box to be transported later to the warehouses of the holy shrine.
Fourth: Dismantling the wooden structure and its accessories, and same method used for the metal pieces in the third stage will be done to the structure from the disassembly down to storage.
Fifth: Conducting the civil and installation works from digging the foundations and pouring concrete and others that will be mentioned later, according to engineering schemes overseen and implemented by the engineering projects department at the holy shrine.
It is worth mentioning that the old grid was manufactured by the order of Sayed Muhsin Al-Hakim. For its manufacture, there was some 2000 kg of silver and 40 kg of gold used in it by the most skilled artists and craftsmen from the Iranian city of Asfahan. It was erected on the holy tomb place on the 12th of the holy month of Ramadan 1385 AH corresponding to the 2nd January 1966. And his Eminence has the honor to lift its curtain on Tuesday 15th of the holy month of Ramadan corresponding to the 6th of January 1966.