The Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine concludes the activities of the first annual cultural festival of the fatwa of the sacred defense

Under the slogan: "With the ink of scholars and th blood of martyrs, we protect the land of Prophets", the first annual festival of the Fatwa of the sufficient duty of Jihad, held by the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, was concluded on Friday the 19th Sha'ban 1437 AH corresponding to the 27th May 2016, to commemorate the second anniversary of the Fatwa of the sufficient duty of Jihad, which was launched by the supreme religious authority Sayed Ali Al-Hussayni Al-Sistani.
The ceremony has begun with the recitation of verses from the holy Quran followed by the word of the General Secretary of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine delivered by the head of the intellectual and cultural affairs department at the holy shrine; sayed Alith Al-Musawi, in which he staed: "When the decision-makers did not realize the danger pointed out by the religious authority through its Friday sermons at the holy sanctuary of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him). the result was the collapse of the whole situation and the pillars of the state have shaken, as terrorism threatened the people's lives and occupied large areas of this oppressed country. The Supreme religious authority at Najaf had a firm pragmatic position and launched the fatwa of the sufficient duty of Jihad to defend the country and its holy places..."
Followed by the word of the preparatory committee delivered by Sayed. 'Aqeel Abd Al-Hussayn Al-Yassiri, the vice head of the department of the intellectual and cultural affairs at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, stating: " We have held the first edition of the cultural festival of the Fatwa of the sufficient duty of the Jihad, to recall this fatwa and the victories of the heroes of this country in their battle for the homeland and the holy places... This festival includes many cultural activities to be a historical document of the Iraqi creativity to interact and to revive the enthousiasm. along with the heroes in the battlefronts.. We are trying though setting us such cultural projects to entrench the principles of this identity and belonging and to reinforce the momentum state in various fields, in order to preserve our existence in front of all attempts to our destruction..." To read more, please click here
Followed by a poem of the poet Adil Al-Sawiri about the victories and championships of the fighters of the sacred defense. Then the winners in the competitions within the festival were announced as follows:
1. Documentary Film Competition: The winners are: first / Mohammad Nouri for his film (men of God), the second / Mohammad Reda for his film (today your patience is iron), the third / Hussein al-Janabi from his movie (Altruistism).
2. Short Story Contest: The winners are: first / Mustafa Adel, the second / Ali Majid al-Badri, the third / Muntadhir Jasim al-Ali, the fourth / Tariq Hamid, the fifth / Rana Kadhem al-Fatlawi.
3. Memorial Competition: The only winner is Muhammad Naqqach.
4. Research Competition: Tribute was paid to all the researchers participating in the research sessions.
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