On Saturday afternoon the 26th of Jumada II 1438 AH corresponding to the 25th of March, 2017, the first cultural festival of "The Spirit of Prophecy" [rouh nobowah] , held by the Division of the al-Kafeel girls school of the Department of the Islamic and Human knowledge Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine under the slogan: "Az-Zahra (peace be upon her) the treasury of science and the repository of wisdom) and which lasted for three days, was concluded.
The closing ceremony was held in the Central hall of meetings at the Center of Siddiqah at-Tahira of women activities of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine in the province of Karbala and with a large presence of researchers and academic figures from inside and outside Iraq and a gathering of female employees and students of al-Kafeel girls school, as well as representatives of the holy shrines in Iraq.
The ceremony, which was attended by the Senior Official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine his eminence Sayed Ahmed Al-Safi, its Secretary General the Engineer Mohammed al-Ashiqar and a number of its officials, started by the recitation of verses of the Holy Quran and reading Surah al-Fatiha in memory of the martyrs of Iraq followed by the anthem of the al-Abbas's (p0 holy shrine "Pride's tune."
Then came the word of the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine delivered by its Secretary General Engineer Mohammad al-Ashiqar in which he presented the congratulations to the believers on this blessed occasion of the birth anniversary of Lady az-Zahra (peace be upon her), and then thanked all who participated and contributed in the success of this festival, which aims to revive the matter of the Lady of all women, who regardless of our efforts we cannot describe her right." He added: "The Holy Prophet, his beloved daughter Fatima az-Zahra and her daughter Lady Zaynab and all Imams of Ahl al-Bayt (Allah's prayers be upon them) are the example to follow in our lives, as they have sacrificed all they have for the sake of our religion..."
The ceremony was concluded with the distribution of prized to the winners in the competitions organized by the festival namely, research, Quran, poetry and art works in addition to honoring the participants.
The preparatory committee of the festival has called in its concluding recommendations that the festival be annually and expand its global participation, as well as issuing a women's magazine specialized in the Islamic women's affairs which draws its themes from the thought of az-Zahra (peace be upon her). The committee has also called to create an electronic application of Muslim women, and printing the accepted research in one book entitled "The research of Spirit of Prophethood festival" emphasizing on the establishment of the values of Lady az-Zahra (peace be upon her) in the Muslim community, with the need to represent her values and principles in the curriculum.