Mission

Astan Quds Razavi (AQR) is an institution with the centrality of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine that supports and inspires Shia Muslims and lovers of the Infallible Imams (AS) across the globe.

In line with promotion of monotheism and consolidation of the alliance between Islamic Umma and Islamic leadership, AQR applies all national and international capacities, particularly the believing, efficient and revolutionary manpower, to develop and promote pilgrimage and render deserving services to the pilgrims and neighbors, the needy in particular. Clarification of pure Islamic sciences with an emphasis on teaching Imam Reza’s lifestyle and conduct, full implementation of the deeds of endowments, and optimal development of endowments and donations are among the top priorities of Astan Quds Razavi.
Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine is manifestation of the Divine presence of Imam Reza (AS) and realization of the great ritual of pilgrimage. Although urban, national and international environments constitute another segment of environmental activities of Astan Quds Razavi, the holy shrine itself serves as the centerpiece of AQR policies and activities. Astan Quds Razavi owes its foundation, its historical, geographical, cultural and even economic identity to the holy shrine. Historically speaking, Astan Quds Razavi has been in charge of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine and its endowments and has hosted its pilgrims for centuries. However, the glamorous personalities of Imam Reza (AS) and other Infallible Imams (AS) do not belong to Astan Quds Razavi only since they encompass all schools of thought, Shia Muslims, governmental and non-governmental institutions as well. Muslims and even many non-Muslims are among numerous lovers of the Infallible Imams (AS).