People from all walks of life across Iran and other countries on Saturday will observe the special ceremonies to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Shia Imam, in different ways due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mashhad, in northeast Iran, is home to the holy mausoleum of Imam Reza (AS). Imam Reza was martyred through poisoning by Abbasid Caliph Mamun at 30th Safar A.D. 818.205