The General Secretariat of of the holy shrine of Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) announced ending all preparations of the rituals of flags' replacement of the two domes of of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) from the red colour to the black to mark the beginning of sorrow season, in which the tragedy of At-Taf is recalled and commemorated, and the Hussayni flags are raised on top of houses, buildings and in the streets, and the condolences' processions take place in various cities. And the flags annual rituals will be set up tomorrow Sunday 30th Dhu Al-Hijjah 1437 AH corresponding to the 2nd October, 2016 after the prayers of Maghreb and Isha in the two holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). After that the office of the top religious authority Sayed. Ali Al-Sistani has announced that tomorrow Sunday will be the thirtieth of Dhu Al-Hijjah and so Monday will be the first day of the sacred month of Muharram 1438 AH.
A special program has been prepared for these rituals, which have been set up by two holy shrines annually to mark the beginning of the sacred month of Muharram. A condolences platform will be erected in the eastern side of the holy shrine, specifically between the gate of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) [Al-Kaf gate] and the Euphrates [Al-'Alqami] gate.
According to the announcement, the conduct of the mourners and their entry will b from the two gates of Imam Al-Hassan and Imam Al-Husayn (peace be upon both of them) down to the platform, in order to relieve the momentum and to accommodate the largest number of mourners The program will also include a condolences' Majlis (Lamentations), which is expected to be held by Radood Haj Mullah Bassem Al-Karbalai in the area between the Two Holy Shrines.
The filming and montage Division of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine will provide a free satelite frequency broadcast for the broadcast of the rituals of Ziyarat Ashura, including the rituals of replacing the flags using excellent tchnical specifications; to allow any satellite channel receiving the frequency according to the following data:
Down Link 11637 V SR 3720
EUTELSAT 3B 3 Degree East.
In addition to the live broadcast on the website of Al-Kafeel Global Network, which is used to brodcast these rituals and all other rituals with sophisticated techniques and software.