Mashhad (IP) - Thousands of Imam Reza pilgrims arrived in Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi province, on foot after several days of walking.216

Iran PressIran news: The Imam Reza holy shrine (Sanctuary of Imam Reza) in Mashhad, Iran, is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shias. It is the largest mosque in the world by area. Also contained within the complex are the Goharshad Mosque, a museum, a library, four seminaries, a cemetery, the Razavi University of Islamic Sciences, a dining hall for pilgrims, vast prayer halls, and other buildings.

Today (Tuesday), the 27 September 2022, coincides with the martyrdom anniversary of the Eight Infallible Imam of the Household of Holy Prophet, Imam Reza (Peace Be Upon Him).

Every year, Iranians hold mourning processions in all cities and towns across the country to pay tribute to Imam Reza (PBUH), who was martyred after being poisoned by the Abbasid Caliph Mamun in the year 818 AD.

In the days leading up to the occasions, caravans of pilgrims begin a journey on foot to Iran's northeastern holy city of Mashhad, which is home to Imam Reza's holy shrine.


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