For the 12th consecutive year: The flag of the external host of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine is raised marking the beginning of its services to the visitors of Arba'een.

As usual every year at the beginning of the Ziyarat season of Arba'een of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), and for the twelfth year in a row, the external host of the holy shrine on the road (Karbala - Najaf) held the rituals of raising the flag of the generosity to announce the readiness to receive the visitors and to provide the various services to them, who are accustomed to seeing this flag fluttering high every year above the host site.

These rituals were held on the afternoon of the 29th of Muharram 1441 AH corresponding to the September 29, 2019 in the courtyard of the external host in the presence of the Secretary General of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Engineer Mohamad al-Ashigar and a number of the officials of the holy shrine, as well as a group of the scholars, clan elders, security officials and others.

These rituals began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by the reader of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Moslim Aqeel al-Shabaki, followed by the recitation of Surat al-Fatiha in honor of the martyrs of Iraq followed by the anthem of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; "Pride's tune".

Followed by the word of the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine delivered to the audience by Sayed Adnan al-Musawi from the Department of Religious Affairs, in which he recalled one of the scenes of the tragedy of at-Taf; the return of Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her) after forty days to her brothers Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), reminding the great moments of that tragedy, and also the annual rituals of replacing the flags of the shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl (peace be upon both of them) from red to black, and this day another flag is raised above the first of the host complexes of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him). Emphasizing the importance of conveying the thought of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to the whole world, which is considered in itself a way to serve the Imam (peace be upon him).

It is to mention that the flag is raised on a mast is of 40 meters height, and the width of the flag is of 13 meters and 17 meters of height, on which it was written on both side: "Peace be upon you O standard bearer of al-Hussayn peace be upon him."
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