AQR Center for International Affairs was the host to Jamal Dabbagh, the custodian of Kadhimiya shrine, who has met with the representative of the center, Hoj. Muhammad Ali Movhhedi.
On the sidelines of this visit the Kadhimiya shrine custodian called all the holy shrines “a family,” albeit spatially afar; their goal is serving the pilgrims.
Jamal Dabbagh added that serving pilgrims is not the only objective of the holy shrines, but providing diverse services to the community is another priority, which includes scientific, cultural and medical services.
He commented on the bilateral cooperation between Kadhimiya and Imam Reza holy shrines saying,“Fortunately, this cooperation began many years ago and so far, it has been going on.”
The AQR Center for International Affairs has been in touch with the holy shrines of the Islamic world and cultural centers in five continents for the pst three years.