Mashhad(IP)- The sacred shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Imam of the world's Shi'as, is covered in black and ready to host the mourners of Imam Hossein (AS) on the occasion of the arrival of the holy month of Muharram.

Iran PressIran news:  With the raising of a black flag over the dome of the holy shrine of Ali bin Musa al-Reza (AS) and the covering of various courtyards of the Razavi shrine, the mourning ceremonies for the Commander of the martyrs have begun in the spiritual capital of Iran.

With the beginning of the month of Muharram and the first day of the month of Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions, mourners have a significant presence in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS).

The Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) hosts a massive number of foreign pilgrims, especially Afghan, Pakistani and Iraqi pilgrims, as well as Iranian pilgrims and those adjacent to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) during Muharram days, especially Taswa (9th of Muharram) and Ashura (10th Of Muharram) days.

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Today (Saturday), July 30, 2022, is the first of Muharram 1444 AH.

Imam Hussain (AS), the third Imam of the world's Shi'as, who was martyred in Karbala on the 10th of Muharram, 61 AH, taught the world the lesson of freedom and honor with his unique sacrifice on the battlefield of Karbala.


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