Mr. Ibrahim Al-Sayyed, Advisor to the Minister of Culture of Qatar and Director of the Publishers' Forum, praised the cultural, scientific and knowledge production of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine and its great steps in the accomplishment of the cultural projects, during his visit to the pavilion of the publications of the holy shrine at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in Germany.
The representative of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in Europe, Sayed. Ahmed Al-Radhi Al-Husseini, answered to Mr. Ibrahim Al-Sayyed, when he asked about the time of the start of this activity with such intensity: "Most of the cultural and authorship projects of the Holy Shrine were founded after the fall of the dictatorship in 09/04/2003. As very small activity existed before the advent of this regime in 1968, and it was ceased during 35 years of dictatorship, which did not only push them to stop but stopped most of it, such as the closure of the Central Library on the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) that was founded in 1964 ".
He explained: "The new administration under the supervision of the Supreme Religious Authority in Najaf, which was re-legitimized the holy shrines of Iraq after an absence of two centuries, reopened and developed the library and added tens of thousands of titles to them, and even added sections of indexing, authorship, the inspection of manuscripts, the electronic library and the library of the university theses as well as the Manuscripts Hospital, which is the second of its kind in the region, in addition to other developments. "
Sayed Al-Radhi added: “Dozens of cultural projects have been completed through all the institutions managed by the holy shrine, such as authoring, research, investigation, translation, conferences, film production, live broadcasting centers, and other projects have produced hundreds of titles in various fields of knowledge, as well as refereed journals, children's, youth and women's magazines, in addition to the Women Radio and Al-Kafeel Center for Artistic Production. The holy shrine has re-launched all cultural activities that have been suspended since 1968 and during the time of the dictatorial regime."
He explained: "The achievements of cultural and scientific projects was achieved thanks to the legitimate management after the fall of the tyrant, producing within a decade and a half what is equivalent to hundreds of times the production during centuries of the age of the holy shrine."