عجفت الغور

interview with Dr. Nofour Abbas

interviews

  • Studied management
  • From Kerbala
  • 1959 born
  • 18 years at 3ttaba
  • Vice advisor to the director?
  • What is the role of imams during ashura?
    • Remeberence
    • Preaching
    • Giving instruction
    • Not only the past, but also giving advice about current events
  • Are there management of rituals?
  • 18k people work in the organizations
    • many cities, economic and other
    • عتبة الحسينية
    • Cities?
      • cultural centers and health centers, such as clinics
      • inside Iraq, overseas is mostly for teaching
  • Role of the attaba during the islamic state (is/isis/isil) years?
    • first - giving financing to the hashd al-shaabi (PMF) and iraqi armed forces
    • funerals for dead soldiers
    • fatwa against daesh
      • saving cities out of homeland patriotism
  • Insitituionally, how has this changed in the 18 years?
    • only arabeen
    • in 2003, it was only 40 workers maintaining the shrine
  • attendance in the last 10 years
    • # of iraqi’s in 2020 - high
      • has always increased, covid did not affect this
    • # of foriengers
      • went down in 2020, but due to government policies
    • does he expect more # in 20201?
      • does expect more, always welcomes more foriengers as long as they have visa and PCR
    • attendenace did not go down during the daesh years
  • has anything changed with the rituals in the last 18 years?
    • nothing
    • (although were militant flags always as common? - me)
  • 2003 attaba
    • attaba grew dramatically after the 2003 donations
    • previously was maintance only on the shrine
    • more and more festivals across all of iraq
  • management structure
    • 7 people majlis selected by diwan office and chosen by the minister of the shrine
    • الهيال الوظيمية
    • 60 sections, each section has a head and has specific roles