A religious delegation from the city of Kargil, in northern India, visited the delegations of the holy shrines which arrived on Tuesday morning April 3, 2018 corresponding to 16th of Rajab 1439 AH, willing to participate in the sixth edition of the Cultural Festival of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him), including personalities representing the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), the holy shrine of Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-'Askari (peace be upon both of them), as well as the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine he sponsor and organizer of the festival, which will be held under the slogan: "The Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) the first worshippers and the most ascetic." in the Hawza Ithna 'Ashari in the mentioned city on next Thursday and will last for three days.
The visiting delegation, led by Sheikh Abdullah Najafi accompanied by a number of religious scholars in the region, which is located 200 km of the residence of the delegations, expressed their happiness to meet them and also to choose their city to hold the festival. Stressing at the same time that this edition of the festival will be a distinguished on -God willing- because the people of the city are eager for this historic event.
The delegation listened to an explanation of the most prominent activities of the holy shrines in Iraq as well as the urban, cultural and intellectual renaissance inside and outside Iraq, including this forum that allow the communication with the lovers and followers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them).
And according to the Preparatory Committee for International Cultural Activities, the festival will include a number of religious activities that will revolve around the personality of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him), commensurate with the series of successes achieved by the festival in its previous five sessions. And the city of Kargil is one of its stations which will expand in the future to reach most of the Indian cities in order to expand the outreach to all lovers and followers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) across India, so that this festival be a window through which devotees and lovers get closer to the holy shrines in Iraq.
It is to note that the Cultural Festival of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) is held for the veneration of Ahl Al-Bayt's (Peace be upon them) rituals, in order to spread their culture, their approach and their biographies that teach the world the true meaning of Islam, and to confirm the great role of the Iraqi holy sites in general and of the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in particular, by the establishment and sponsorship of festivals, seminars and conferences inside and outside the country, showing that in record time they became a guidance beacon for all and a brilliant model at all levels.