Under the patronage of the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine and in cooperation with the European Association for the Congregation of Religions, the second Cultural Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) was held in Belgium under the slogan "The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, a bridge for communication between expatriation and the homeland" on Wednesday 12/6/2019, amid the presence of religious, intellectual, cultural and social personalities, and the scholars of the Hawza.
The opening ceremony started by the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, then reciting Surah Al-Fatiha, listening to the national anthem, and then the anthem of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, followed by the word of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine delivered by the head of the participating delegation and member of the board of directors of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; Jawad al-Hasnawi.
And then followed by the word of the Muslim community, delivered by a member of the institution of az-Zahra (peace be upon her) in Belgium, Sayed Abeer Hussein al-A'raji.
Then the research session started by three scientific researches. The first of these researches is entitled "The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, a bridge between the expatriate and the homeland" for the representative of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; Sayed. Ahmad ar-Radhi, and then the second research entitled "expatriation and the challenges of teaching the language of the Holy Quran" by Sheikh Khalid Al Mulla, and the third research entitled "expatriation between identity and integration" of Dr. Hashim Al-Alawi, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
It is to note that the purpose of this cultural week in Europe is to communicate with the expatriate through the banner of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and to shorten the distance between the expatriates and their homeland; in order to renew the Covenant of the homeland and sanctities by love and belonging, in sign of fulfillment of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine to the energies outside the country.