Imam Reza ('a) holy shrine in Mashhad, a spiritual shelter for Iranians, believers worldwide

Imam Reza ('a) holy shrine in Mashhad, a spiritual shelter for Iranians, believers worldwide

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, described the holy shrine of Imam Reza (‘a) in the holy city of Mashhad as source of abundance.

 The late founder of the Islamic republic once in a historic address said that it was source of pride that the holy shrine of the truthful infallible successor is the shelter of Iranians

 He went onto say that the victory of Islamic revolution also owes to people’s devotion towards Imam Reza and other infallibles from the Holy Prophet's Household. 

 Imam Reza, one of the infallible successors of the holy prophet of Islam, Born in Madina 11th Zeeqaad 148 Hijri (1.1.766 AD),  was decorated with numerous divine-oriented moral attributes and was well-known and popular among people due to his knowledge and wisdom.

 The infallible Imam was divinely entitled "al-Reza" which means that Allah Almighty and His holy messenger were deeply pleased with him.

Imam Reza used to stress the need for implementation of justice and resorting to truthfulness and sincerity as a basic pillar of human societies.

Due to infallible Imam’s divine-oriented qualities and growing popularity among people, Ma'mun saw Imam as an obstacle to Abbasid’s brutal rule.  Holy Imam was poisoned by Mamun and attained martyrdom on the last day of the month of Safar 203 A.H./ 818 A.D, and was buried in Sanabad area of Toos region.

After the burial of Imam Reza, the region was soon transformed into a metropolis city which is now known as the holy city of Mashhad. The shrine of Imam Reza (‘a) in Mashhad is also one of the most extensively visited pilgrimage centers in the world. 

 Imam Khomeini frequently through his messages said that the Islamic Revolution has had deep roots in Imam Hossein historical uprising of Ashura, and stressed on following footsteps of the holy prophet and his infallible successors, including Imam Reza. 



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