The creativity of the carpentry technicians in the decorative wooden works of the shrine's new grid of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him)..

The wooden works inside the grid have been recently completed, and these new decorations and inscriptions are totally different from the wooden works on the old grid, and at the same time, they are a part of the beautiful Iraqi art.
It was taken into account in these pieces the same technique and art used in the visible pieces of the grid, as they were designed and executed with the same accuracy and skills in the workshops of the new factory.
The Iraqi technical staffs have showed their hidden skills in the manufacture and formation of these decorative and engraved parts without the use of no color or dye as it was relied only on the natural wood color, which was imported from world-class origins with high quality and characteristics, by 15 natural colors.
And with the graduated colors; white, yellow, green, black, purple, red and teak, in various types like the wood of teak, oak, beech, bitter orange, walnut... All these wood types were used according to the special proportions and measurements prepared in advance to accomplish this blessed work.
Among the decorative wooden parts inside the new grid:
1- The decorative wooden engravings, which are installed to cover the columns and golden crowns of the silver knotworks from inside. And every piece is centered by a wooden circle [Tura] with a diameter of 40 cm, on which was engraved: "Ya Qamar Bani Hashem", using Thuluth line by the calligrapher Ahmed Naji.
In addition to these decorative wooden engravings, there are patterns and lines surrounding the grid's door from inside, on top of which is inscribed the Hadith of Imam Ja'far As-Sadeq (peace be upon him): "Our uncle Al-Abbas had a penetrating insight and a firm faith, he fought along with my father Aba Abdillah [Imam Al-Hussayn] (peace be upon him) and he has done well and died as a martyr." written by the calligrapher Feras al-Baghdadi using the complex Thuluth line.
2- The inscription frieze [Quranic inscription]: inscribed by the Iraqi calligrapher Feras Al-Baghdadi, using Thuluth line. The chosen verses on it are from Chapter 24 [Noor] from the verse {God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His Light is like a niche wherein is a lamp; the lamp is in a crystal, and the crystal shining as if a pearl-like radiant star, lit from the oil of a blessed olive tree that is neither of the east nor of the west. The oil would almost give light of itself though no fire touches it: light upon light. God guides to His Light whom He wills. God strikes parables for people. God has full knowledge of all things..} (24:35) {اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ} to the verse 42: {To God belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and to God is the homecoming.} {وَلِلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَإِلَى اللَّهِ الْمَصِيرُ}, in a beautifully harmonic way by 18 m length and 42 cm width.
3- The grafting belt is a decorated frame surrounding the internal Quranic inscription from top and bottom, the length of each belt is 18 meter surrounding the four sides of the grid from inside.
4- The internal arc is a wooden curve surrounding the inner four ribs of the grid, and located on top of the decorative band surrouding the Quranic band. This curved shape band consists of pieces related to each other surrounding decorations in form of rectangle called "Turar" on which were written Quranic verses using Thuluth calligraphy by the Iraqi calligrapher Feras Al-Baghdadi.
The holy verse that is located in the side of the holy head (side of door): {And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision وَلاَ تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ قُتِلُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتًا بَلْ أَحْيَاء عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ يُرْزَقُونَ } (3:169)
And from the Qibla side (the opposite side) the chosen verse is: {Gardens of perpetual residence, which they will enter, beneath which rivers flow. They will have therein whatever they wish. Thus does Allah reward the righteous جَنَّاتُ عَدْنٍ يَدْخُلُونَهَا تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الأَنْهَارُ لَهُمْ فِيهَا مَا يَشَاؤُونَ كَذَلِكَ يَجْزِي اللَّهُ الْمُتَّقِينَ} (16:31) surrounded by two circular "Turrar" on which was written the Basmalah {Bismi Allahi Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem} and the Tasdeeq {Sadaqa Allah Al-'Aliyyu Al-'Adheem}.
5- The inscribed band on top of the internal arc of the grid, surrounding all grid sides and is located directly under its ceiling. the chosen express inscribed is "Subhan Allah, Hamdulillah, La ilaha Illa Allah and Allahu Akbar" repeated along this band and it is written by the Iraqi calligrapher Dr. Rawdhan Bahiyyah using Kufic line.
5- The internal ceiling of the grid: Among the additions made in the design of the shrine's new grid of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), is designing and implementing a ceiling that is different than the old grid, not only from the design and implementation sides but also in terms of durability, precision and craftsmanship.
The ceiling has a rectangular form, centered by a hidden dome divided into twelve pieces. In the middle of the ceiling, there is a chandelier with electric lamps. The dome is surrounded by eight inscripted "Turar", on which was written "Ya Abbas" in square form using the nested Kufic line by the calligrapher Dr. Rawdhan Al-Bahiyyah.
It is to mention that the motifs' names that have been adopted inside the grid are Hulgar and Islimi, and for the ceiling: Hulgar and geometric. And for the decorative bands, they are designed by Mr. Husam Abd Al-Reda Bahiyyah, the ceiling is designed by Engineer Ali Salloom, and all other internal decorations of the knotworks and the arc on top of the Quranic band are designed by Dr. Amin Abd Al-Zahra Al-Nuri Al-Musawi.
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