In commemoration of the fatwa of the supreme religious authority to defend Iraq and its holy sites, and to celebrate the great Iraqi victory achieved by the Iraqis against the terrorist ISIL gangs and the liberation of the land of Iraq, the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine launched the fourth edition of the sacred defense fatwa festival for the period (23 to 24 Shawwal 1440 AH / 27 to 28 June 2019), in the Hall of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him) for conferences and seminars.
The opening ceremony of the festival witnessed a large presence of personalities and delegations represented by many parties, as well as the presence of the senior official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, its Secretary General and a number of its officials, in addition to delegations representing the holy shrines and Mazar.
After reciting verses from the Holy Quran and reciting Surat Al-Fatihah in honor of the martyrs of Iraq and listening to the Iraqi national anthem and the anthem of the Holy Shrine "Tune of Pride", there was a word for the Senior Official of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Sayed Ahmad al-Safi.
Followed by a poem of the poet Haj Ali al-Saffar about the Fatwa and those who rushed to answer it. After that, there was a speech by the Committee of the Speicher Conference delivered by Sheikh Abbas Al-Quraishi, in which he called upon the concerned authorities to hand over the remains of the martyrs who did not hand over their bodies to their families and to grant the fair punishment to the criminals.
This was followed by the announcement and unveiling of the largest documentary encyclopedia by the assistant of the head of intellectual and cultural affairs department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and the executive director of the Encyclopedia Ahmed Sadiq.
The opening ceremony featured two documentary films, the first entitled "The Great Who Stopped the Black Flood" and the other entitled "A Honorable History of the Heroes of Iraq".
After that, the attendees went to the square between the two Holy Shrines to open the art exhibition, which focused on many topics related to the fatwa and its accompanying events. To follow up more details click here.