The Engineering and Technical staffs at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine finished manufacturing the minarets' gold tiles of the shrine of Sayed Mohamad (peace be upon him) in preparation of their installation.

The Engineering and Technical staffs of the Department of engineering projects at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine have finished manufacturing the Quranic inscription, the golden tiles and the decorative bands of the project of gilding the two minarets of the shrine of Sayed Mohamad son of Imam Ali Al-Hadi (peace be upon both of them) within its second phase, which is located below the Muezzin's room.

And for the introduction of this achievement, an introductory exhibition was held by exposing models of what have been manufactured. The opening ceremony, which was held this morning of Thursday 28th Dhu Al-Qi'dah 1436 AH corresponding to the 1st of September 2016 in the holy sanctuary of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), was attended by the General Secretary of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and the Secretary of the shrine of Sayed Mohammad (peace be upon him) and a number of the officials and administrators of the two holy shrines.

The attendees have listened to a brief explanation by the head of the Engineering projects' Department, about the most important specifications and technical methods used in the manufacture of these parts, and which are considered from the high-efficiency methods on suede using a pure Iraqi design and implementation.

The head of the Engineering project's Department at the holy shrine, Engineer Dea Majeed Al-Sa'egh has explained to Al-Kafeel Network the following: "The second phase of the project of gilding the shrine's minarets of Sayed Mohammad son of Imam Ali Al-Hadi (peace be upon him), has included what we have accomplished in the first phase; the Muezzin's balcony. The Quranic inscription is composed of 18 copper tiles pieces plated with gold and blue enamel, the chosen verse is from Surat Al-Anbiya (The Prophets) verse 105: (وَلَقَدْ كَتَبْنَا فِي الزَّبُورِ مِن بَعْدِ الذِّكْرِ أَنَّ الْأَرْضَ يَرِثُهَا عِبَادِيَ الصَّالِحُونَ){And We have already written in the book [of Psalms] after the [previous] mention that the land [of Paradise] is inherited by My righteous servants.} written by the Iraqi calligrapher Feras Abbas, using 8 Kgs of gold in each minaret's Quranic band, surrounding it with a length of 11 m and a height of 1,10 m."

And he added: "This Quranic band is surrounded by two golden decorative bands, one from the top and the other from the down, and they are also inlayed with enamel. The lower band is based on a band of golden tiles."

The Secretary of the shrine of Sayed Mohammad Al-Haj Hussayn Ja'far, has in turn thanked the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine for the efforts to complete the stages of gilding the minarets, and which have proved their success in the first phase. Adding: "We are proud of this achievement as it is manufactured and implemented by exclusively Iraqi hands and in a holy place; the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine."

It is to mention that the first phase of this contracted work with the Secretariat of the shrine of Sayed Mohammad (peace be upon him), has included gilding the upper part of the minarets, the candle, the crown and the muezzin's room, with the Quranic verses from Surat Al-Nur [24 The Light], all made with gold and pure enamel. The amount of the used gold is 53 kilograms of pure 999 carat gold, and 350m2 of copper, which is equivalent to the work space for both minarets.
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