Gilding the two minarets of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine
Due to the factors of time, weather, groundwater and neglect leading to significant damage affected the glazed tiles, as well as the large cracks in the body of the two minarets of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon them), and the need for an immediate solution to that. Therefore, the project of strengthening and maintaining them has been completed in conjunction with the project of gilding the two minarets within 22 months, in a work that is implemented for the first time in Iraq. The Secretariat General of the Holy Shrine was keen to preserve the writings and inscriptions on the two facades of the former minarets, which were redrawn, measured, and redesigned. Instead of being glazed tiles, they became gold-enameled tiles. This project was inaugurated on the auspicious birth anniversary of the Master Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas, peace be upon him, on the 4th Shaaban 1431 AH.