The internal work of the decoration and the Islamic inscriptions of the gate of Qibla of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) are going at a rising pace in order to accomplish it within the timings and designs prepared for them, combining the originality of heritage and modernity of implementation. The visitor of the shrine these days can witness the magnificence of what has been implemented, which is considered a very beautiful piece of art, painted by those workers who were resolved that this portal leading to the sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl Abbas (peace be upon him) is decorated with appropriate engravings and decorations.
As for the nature of the ongoing work, the head of the engineering projects department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine - the body that directly supervises the implementation of this project - Eng. Dea Majeed Al-Sa'egh said, "The work of Islamic decorations and inscriptions for the gate of Qibla of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) has reached advanced stages in the implementation of the project, despite the accuracy of its technical details and ramifications, but the implementing company, the Ard al-Quds Company Construction Contracting, which spared no effort to employ in order to complete this project, which is complementary to a series of projects carried out on the sanctuary of Aba Fadl Abbas (peace be upon him) such as the projects of the expansion, the roofing and expansion of the other gates of the sanctuary and giving the importance to the Qibla gate, as it has specific importance in the hearts of visitors of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl Abbas (peace be upon him), as well as being one of the most important interfaces of the project of horizontal expansion of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine."
He added: "Several parts of this project have been completed, including:
- The completion of the inscriptions and decorations of the arches of the entrance of the Qibla Gate, which are six large arches framed by a frame with inscriptions and engravings inscribed on the Kashi Karbalai, these arches are on top of other arches based on the top of the pyramid of each arch so that their number reach three arches also framed by pure golden frame, including inside with a decorative band and a Qur'anic inscription with Quranic verses. The top of this arch is joined by a golden frame that surrounds the roof of the door from the inside. These works are repeated on both sides of the entrance.
- Completion of the inner arches of the kashi Karbala'i gold-plated, and this is the first time such a kashi is used for the specificity of the gate.
- Completion of the installation of iron bases for the installation of Islamic architectural forms of carvings, muqarnas, stalactites and domes, which is an integrated network in which was used quantities of iron according to certain measurements in accordance with what will be on the forms on the one hand and weights of these forms on the other, respecting other technical matters.
- Starting the installation of muqarnas and stalactites, which a number of them has been completed.
- Starting to decorate Muqarnasat and stalactites with streaky and gold latted Kashi Karbala'i according to the design of each part.
Al-Sa'egh concluded by saying that "these works have been accompanied by other parallel works."
It is worth mentioning that the sections of this gate are part of a large and vital project which is the expansion of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, which spaces for modern doors are more large than the old ones, and with Islamic inscriptions and decorations with artistic connotations according to the design and location of each door, to be able to accommodate large number of visitors and Hussayni processions entering to the holy shrines. These Gates were designed and implemented by the Ard al-Quds Contracting Company under direct and field supervision by the Engineering Projects Department at the Holy Shrine. These gates are of high accuracy in execution due to the presence of special technical sections such as muqarnas and inscriptions and other artistic details, so they needed a great time commensurate with these works.