In commemoration of the martyrdom of the eleventh moon of the moons of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them); Imam Abu Mohammad al-Hassan son of Ali al-'Askari (peace be upon them), and all that happened to his family and lovers, especially his son the Owner of Order and the Time; the Awaited Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance) in such day; the 8th of Rabi' Awwal in the year 260 AH. The al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has announced the state of mourning and was covered in black and prepared a special condolence program for this sad occasion under the slogan: "All condolence to the Owner of the Order and the Time in this great sad day."
Many religious lectures were held in the holy sanctuary of aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) morning and evening, which focused on this calamity and the great role played by Imam al-'Askari (peace be upon him) in preserving the Islamic heritage and its supreme principles despite all the challenges created by the enemies of Islam, and the oppression which he (peace be upon him) has faced from the kings of Bani Abbas.
The Hall of honors of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has embraced this morning a special condolence Majlis for its staff, including a religious lecture of Sheikh Kamal al-Karbala'i from the Department of the Religious Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, in which he shed lights on the aspects of the status and virtues of the Imam (peace be upon him) as well as the injustice he faced with great patience. The Majlis was concluded with an elegy.
The condolence activities continued as the servants of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) walked in an unified condolence procession from his holy shrine towards the shrine of the Master of the martyrs; Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) passing by the area between the two holy shrines to hold a condolence Majlis there, with the participation of the servants of Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) from the staff of his holy shrine, chanting mourning poems expressing their loyalty and adherence to the authentic Mohammadi path for which Imam al-'Askari (peace be upon him) has fought and was killed martyr.