The technical and engineering staffs of the Engineering Department in the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine started the second stage of the project of cladding the dome of the Maqam of Imam Al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance) in the Al-Sahla mosque, by golden tiles and streaky Kashi Karbala'i inlaid with gold.
This is according to the statement given by the head of the Engineering Projects Department; Eng. Dea' majeed al-Sa'egh to the al-Kafeel Network: "The second stage of this project is a continuation of its first stage, which included installing the Quranic inscription that surrounds the dome from below, in addition to installing stripes on top of the inscription up to the highest point in the dome. And these stripes are covered with golden tiles to continue the work, which includes cladding the spaces between these golden bars with the streaky Kashi Karbala'i, according to the design prepared for this work, which is a floral motifs and Islamic inscriptions inspired by the holy mosque. "
He added: "Most of the gilded plates are finished with ribbons and geometric shapes to cover 80 square meters of the dome with 21 kg of pure gold in form of plates. The remaining parts of 200 square meters will be covered with the streaky Kashi Karbala'i inlaid with gold by 30%.
It is characterized by equal dimensions and measurements and sharp angles, and it has a flat surface and high resistance and heat insulation and does not absorb moisture, as well as the stability and color vividness, and it will be installed in an artistic manner with the addition of reinforcement materials that have high thermal and water insulation and all these tiles are produced by the specialized workshops of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine. "
It is worth mentioning that the Honorable Secretariat of the Great Sahla Masjid has entrusted the design and covering the Dome of Maqam of Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance) to the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, in recognition and appreciation of the efforts of the holy shrine's staff who are Iraqi competencies specialized in this kind of professional craftsmanship, which was for many years, implemented only by foreign companies. The al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has been able to establish workshops and factories that are integrated and specialized in the work of gilding in many painting ways, hot and cold enamel painting workshops and factories of shrines, grids, Muqarnas, digging, sculpture, etc.