The holy sanctuary of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) has embraced on Tuesday evening 18th Dhu Al-Hijjah 1437 AH corresponding to the 20th September 2016, a special celebration for the occasion of the greatest Eid of Allah; the glorious Eid Al-Ghadeer, the divine nomination of the Commander of the Faithful Ali Ibn Abi Taleb (peace be upon both of them) by the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) on the orders of the Almighty God. The celebrations were held with the participation of a group of poets and Rawadeed and large presence and interaction from the visitors who were waving with flowers in their hands, to express their happiness and joy for this great occasion.
The celebrations have started by the recitation of verses of the holy Quran followed by the word of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine delivered by Sheikh Kamal Al-Karbala`i from the Department of Religious Affairs, stating: "Accepting the Wilayah of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) includes accepting the presumed obedience, as the Almighty God has made our prayers on them a purification for us and cleansing our sins, he who obey them has obeyed Allah, and he who disobeyed them has disobeyed Allah. Allah has also made their Ziyarat His Ziyarat, and being loyal to them is being loyal to Him. The Almighty has honored Ali (peace be upon him) and made in his Wilayah the satisfaction of the Almighty Allah. So we must have the knowledge of this wilayah through reading the many narrations about the status of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) such as the word of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household): "Ali is with the truth and the truth is with Ali." The faithful must be then patients for their love and loyalty of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them)."
He added: "The faith is believing, the faith is the knowledge and working with it. As to worship the Almighty Allah, the person has to have the steadfast knowledge and insight from his Lord, as well as the piety. It is to know that the Almighty Allah does not accept deeds without knowledge and piety, which are the foundations of the perfection of the human and his way to win in this world and in the hereafter..."
During the celebrations there were also some participations of poets and Rawadeed including the recitation of many poems and poetic verses, chanting about the status of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) by the Radood Hussayn Al-'Keyli, the poet Husayn Abu 'Arab, Radood Samer Al-'Aredhi and the poet Mohamad Al-A'ajibi.