To coincide with the auspicious birth anniversary of Lady Fatima az-Zahra (peace be upon her), the Department of Religious Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine opened its own website, which includes many pages and windows through which it overlooks on its outer surroundings, to be one of the most important means of communication to answer the religious questions and queries of the believers as well as the publication of its activities. The website is designed and programmed by the Internet Division of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
The opening of the site was attended by the Secretary-General of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Engineer Mohamad Al-Ashigar and representatives of the Department of Religious Affairs and Internet Division Director Sayed. Haidar Mamitha, who gave a detailed explanation of the site and the latest technologies used in it in terms of design and programming, and its most important pages as well as other technical matters. Then the website was launched to be added to the family of the AlKafeel Global Network and its affiliated sites, on the following link:https://alkafeel.net/religious/index.php?main.
The website includes sections including:
1 - News: The activities of the Department are published in this section, whether those held within or outside the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
2 - Publications: This section includes the archives and publications of the department in PDF format, so that the browser can benefit from them.
3 - Religious rules: Religious rules are published in this section according to the views of the supreme religious authority in Najaf, and includes a wide range of rules.
4 - Religious questions: This is one of the most important sections, through which it is possible to answer to the religious questions and queries of the believers, by sending an email which is answered electronically and according to the opinions of the Supreme Religious Reference in Najaf.
5 - Videos: This section includes the publication of videos of the Department's activities, such as religious lectures and forums and others.
The site also contains prayers' times and a window for communication and contact those in charge of the website.
The Secretary-General of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, Eng. Mohamed Al-Ashigar, said: "In these blessed days, the birth anniversary of the Immaculate Fatima Az-Zahra (peace be upon her) the website of the religious Affairs Department and religious questions was opened within the Al-Kafeel Global Network that is followed by believers from all the world. In fact, great efforts have been made by the staff of the Department of Religious Affairs in partnership with the brothers in the Department of intellectual and cultural affairs, in order to create the website in this way, which will ease the life to believers in many religious matters and some of the religious problems they may encounter."
Sheikh Bassem Al-Fad'am, member of the Religious Questions [istifta'at] Committee in the Religious Affairs Department, explained: "The Religious Affairs Department expressed the need to open this website for the urgent need and to keep abreast of the development in the digital field, as this kind of communication became necessary as it makes the communication much easier. And in many cases, it is not possible to reach the holy shrine or out of shyness to ask some questions directly. And so the website be a platform for a statement of the activities of the department."