The representative of the English delegation in the 14th World Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring, said: "It is an honor to be a guest at the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) at the celebration of the spring of martyrdom. Their presence with us is not limited by time. Their two holy shrines have been completely refurbished, thanks to all the attention and effort of a huge team of workers and volunteers, and in the same way a full team organizes this conference in an exemplary way and in all the distinct conference facilities. "
This is how he started his speech at the closing ceremony of the festival on Tuesday evening 7th of Sha'ban 1439 AH corresponding to April 24, 2018.
Adding: "Nowadays it is often said that Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) belongs not only to the Shiites, not only to Muslims but to God and thus to all humanity. This celebration conference brought together Sunnis, Shiites and Christians from many countries speaking various languages, showing the depth of the unity of humanity, we are the children of Adam are all called to serve, worship and love of the Only One God".
When I come here, my greatest concern is to stimulate our thinking about what is the best way we should introduce the life, virtues and morals of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him). If we truly believe that Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) is a model of the human role and of humanity as a whole, we must look for ways to introduce his story to show his typical path in life, if we believe in the religion of Fitrah [instinct] on which all human beings were born, this message must be conveyed in a way that touches the heart of everyone who has heard it.
It is a wonderful work that really suits the lovers of al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) here in Karbala. The matter of establishing the model, finding the best way to express it and then making it available to all the peoples of the world requires focused efforts from a group that is working wholeheartedly. What is the best way to conclude this festival? It is to seek the blessings of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas peace be upon both of them through this work."