Imam Reza holy shrine all black in mourning for Tasua

Saturday , 08/29/2020 - 15:50
Imam Reza holy shrine all black in mourning for Tasua
Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine hosts large congregation of mournful Muslims on the day and night of Tasua with full observance of health protocols.

Concurrent with sunset of Friday and night of Tasua almost all streets ending in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) saw large number of mournful people who had come to visit Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine to express their condolences to the eighth Imam (AS). 
Observing all health protocols, lovers of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions attended Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine, recited Ashura supplication, listened to the sermon of lecturers and panegyrists of Ahl al-Bayt. 


Observance of health protocols 
Observance of health protocols by Razavi pilgrims and special services offered by Astan Quds Razavi, the body in charge of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine, was crystal clear in this year’s Tasua ceremonies; as religious mourning groups were not allowed to come to streets, pilgrims and people of Mashhad attended the shrine personally or with their family members. 
Razavi servants were offering health services or guiding pilgrims at shrine’s entrances. 
Mourning ceremonies of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine start after Maqrib and Isha (evening) prayers at Razavi and Ghadir courtyards and continue up to midnight. 


Mourning ceremonies of different nationalities 
The holy shrine has become the shelter of people with different nationalities on the night of Tasua as there were numerous foreign pilgrims in Ghadir and Kowsar courtyards. 
Mourning ceremonies at Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine on day and night of Tasua makes different languages and colors meaningless as all visitors turn into one unified entity in mourning for Imam Hussein (AS) and his brother Hazrat Abolfazl. 
Tasua mourning ceremony shows that people of this land have lived with mourning for Imam Hussein’s (AS) afflictions and attending these ceremonies are inseparable part of their lives, so hardships of observing health protocols will not be reason for stopping these ceremonies.