The custodian of the Imam Hussain Shrine, sheikh Abdul-Mehdi Al-karbala'ey, directed the engineering staff working on the project of raising the dome of the Imam Hussain Shrine to hasten the work in order to achieve the project sooner in order not to coincide with the upcoming major pilgrimages when millions of pilgrims flock into the shrine.
Due to the constantly increasing number of visitors of the Holy City of Kerbela, Imam Hussain Shrine has begun to set up projects to expand the shrine to make more space and reduce visitors' traffic during major pilgrimages.
The Maintenance Department of Imam Hussain Shrine has stated that 90% of the wall and floor covering works of Elhujjeh Basement project have been achieved, and the basement will be open during the Nights of Quran Revelation, Laylat al-Qadr, to receive pilgrims.
The walls of the holy shrines of the Imams in Iraq, peace be upon them, are dressed in black and the words of light have spread across the pillars of the holy courtyards, announcing the state of mourning to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali bin Abu Talib, peace be upon them.
The Secretary-General of Imam Ali Shrine, engineer Yusuf Sheikh Radhi, and officials from the Agricultural Affairs Department and the Legal Affairs Department have recently met with the executive director of Al-Kafeel Company of al-Abbas Shrine.
Coinciding with the holy month of Ramadan, Imam Hussein Media Group announced its direct broadcast of the Quranic sessions and the recitation of an entire part (Juzu’) of the Holy Quran at the holy sites.
Coinciding with the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, the technical and engineering staffs started installing the first golden-covered tiles on the wall of the outer entrance within the project that includes the reinforcement and gilding of the walls of the Great Gold Iwan, entrance, which will include the main door leading to the Holy Sanctuary, facing the Qibla Gate of the holy shrine.