Interesting discussions about history of Islam and school of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them), belief, projects and resources of the holy shrines and Ziyarat Arba'een were some of the activities of the pavilion of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in the Frankfurt International Book Fair in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Dr. Scheina of the University of Küttingen, Germany, spoke with the representative of the Holy Shrine in Europe, Sayed. Ahmed Radi Al-Husseini, the issue of interfaith dialogue and its role in promoting world peace.
Dr. Essam Khudair Mahmoud, director of the Iraqi Memory House for Publishing and Distribution, coming from Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where he lives, praised the cultural achievement in the holy shrine, noting "projects and achievements of the holy shrines, especially the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, are a model to follow, which is like a flowering island in the middle of a quagmire, or as light Amid darkness."
The head of the Islamic Studies Department at the University of Frankfurt discussed the challenges facing the Islamic world, especially the extremism resulting from ignorance. He has bought some of the publications displayed in the pavilion, which will be of benfit for him and his students in the higher studies.
Mr. Naseer Shamma, the Goodwill Ambassador of the Regional Office of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, expressed his great admiration for the publications of the Islamic Center for Strategic Studies, the Center for the Preservation of Manuscripts and the Center for the Revival of Heritage, all of the Department of the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, which he expressed his wish to visit. And after reviewing the publications of its centers in the fields of authorship and investigation, he bought some of them.
While some had questions about the Ziyarat Arba'een, its reasons and statistics, and others about the characteristics of the school of Ahl al-Bayt and its difference from other schools of jurisprudence.