After the completion of the project of gilding and covering the minarets of the shrine of Sayed Mohammad son of Imam Ali al-Hadi (peace be upon him), which was designed and implemented exclusively by Iraqi engineering and technical staff of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, its inauguration ceremony was held on Wednesday afternoon the 28th of Sha'baan 1438 AH corresponding to the 24th of May, 2017, as this project is a proof that the Iraqi cadres are able to design and implement such project in a record time with high specifications.
The ceremony that was held in the shrine of Sayed Mohammad (peace be upon him) in the city of Balad in the province of Salah Uddin, was attended by many religious and academic figures and representatives of the holy shrines and sanctuaries, as well as a large gathering of the people of the city, who have expressed their happiness with the opening of this project, in addition to a delegation that represented the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine headed by its Secretary-General Engineer Mohamad al-Ashiqar.
The ceremony began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran then the attendees stood up to read Surat al-Fatihah in memory of the martyrs of Iraq, then the chanting troop of the sanctuary has chanted the song of loyalty, followed by the word of the Secretary of the sanctuary Haj Abbas Abd Ali, in which he welcomed the audience and explained that the project of gilding and covering the two minarets of the shrine of Sayed Mohammad (peace be upon him) was conducted in cooperation with the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine in two phases...
Followed by the word of the General Secretariat of the Shiite sanctuaries delivered by Sheikh Dea al-'abadi in which he stated: "The two minarets of the sanctuary have shined once again with the support of the General Secretariat of the sanctuaries and the Department of the Engineering Affairs, and the exceptional efforts of the Secretariat of the Sanctuary in cooperation with the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine."
Concluding his word by extending his thanks and appreciation to His Eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi the Senior Official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and all those who have contributed in the completion of this blessed edifice He also thanked the security forces and the popular mobilization who sacrificed themselves for the sake of Iraq and Iraqis.
Then Engineer Dea Majeed al-Sa’egh the head of the Engineering Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, has delivered his word in which he stated: "The engineering and technical staffs of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine were able to complete the gilding works and maintenance of the minarets of the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) then designing and executing the grid of the holy tomb of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and the gilding of the first phase of the dome of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) and similar works of many shrines and sanctuaries, showing that all these works are done proudly by Iraqis in Iraq. And today we continue our march and we celebrate the completion of covering the minarets of this holy sanctuary."
Then the project workers were honored and the new minarets were unveiled to announce a new page in the reconstruction of this holy sanctuary.