The technical and engineering staff working in al-Saqqa’ factory for the manufacture of grids and doors of shrines and sanctuaries of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, which is currently working on the maintenance and glazing of the upper parts of the shrine's grid of imam al-Kadhem and Imam al-Jawad (peace be upon both of them), reached 50% of the installation of these parts that were maintained and gilded.
(60) days is the time dedicated to this project, using approximately (12 kg) of 24 carat gold for the purpose of painting, in addition to the gold already present in the grid. The work continues day and night for the purpose of completion within the prescribed period.
The Secretary-General of the holy shrine of Kadhemiyah; Sheikh Ali al-Kadhimi told the al-Kafeel Network: "The shrine of the imam al-Kadhem and Imam al-Jawad (peace be upon both of them) was suffering from the aging and damage of some parts, especially the crown surrounding the two graves. Therefore, there was a need for renewing it by painting and gilding it."
He added: "We have had a successful previous experience with the al-Saqqa plant in the manufacture of the shrine's grids of Sheikh Mufeed and Sheikh Tusi, where we found a new touch when they were completed and found the creativity, craftsmanship, beauty and elegance, so the decision of the General Secretariat of the Kadhemiyah holy shrine was that the body that will be entrusted by the gilding and painting the shrine's grid are the brothers in the al-Saqqa plant of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, because of their keenness and support, and because we believe that there are hands from inside Iraq to take the work of the Holy Shrine. Thank God, the results were above what we imagine. This indicates the keenness, accuracy and craftsmanship of the working brothers in such works, which need pinpoint accuracy to preserve the authenticity in respect of the sanctity of the shrine of Imam al-Kadhem and Imam al-Jawad (peace be upon both of them)."
It is worth mentioning that the work contract was signed on the maintenance and glazing of the upper parts of the shrine's grid of the Imam al-Kadhem and Imam al-Jawad (peace be upon both of them), by the Secretary-General of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Engineer Mohammed Al-Ashigar on the twenty-ninth of the month of Shaaban 1440 AH corresponding to the fifth of May 2019.
It is to note that the staff of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine working in the field of manufacturing shrines' grids, has accumulated experience, skill and craftsmanship in the implementation of such projects, and succeeded in translating it on the ground starting with the project of the grid of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him, which was the first grid designed and made by Iraqi hands, passing by the grid of al-Qasem (peace be upon him) and the shrine's doors of Sayed Mohammed - Sab'a Dujail - and grids of "Safi Safa", as well as grids of Sheikh al-Mufid and Khawaja Tusi.