Imam Reza shrine prepares to commemorate Muharram

Friday , 07/29/2022 - 20:32
Imam Reza shrine prepares to commemorate Muharram
Imam Reza holy shrine has announced intensive preparations to receive millions of mournful pilgrims during the holy month of Muharram.

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan and several other countries have flocked to the holy city of Mashhad in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi to mark the mournful occasion at Imam Reza holy shrine.
The holy shrine’s administration has drawn up a solid service plan and employed all its capabilities to overcome all obstacles in front of people of Mashhad and the arriving pilgrims.
Black flags of mourning ceremonies have widely been fixed at different places of the holy shrine and on the golden dome. Mourning fabrics of Enghelab-e Eslami and Azadi courtyards have added to the complex’s atmosphere of sorrow.   
The holy complex has also announced scientific, cultural, and religious programs for the one-month occasion, including religious meetings, sermons and eulogies by scholars, which are held under full health protocols in the holy shrine.
These programs have been categorized for different groups of people including families, men, women, children and teenagers.
Also, some other programs will be held in Arabic and Urdu languages for people from Arabic and Urdu speaking countries in separate places of the holy shrine such as Dar al-Rahmah and Ghadir porticos. All ceremonies are covered by tens of national and international TV channels and social networks in English, Arabic, Urdu, Persian, and Azeri languages.
Due to new outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, mourning ceremonies for the months of Muharram and Safar will mostly be held outdoors in shrines, streets, parks, schools, and stadiums, in accordance with health protocols and social distancing.
Muharram is the first month in the lunar Hijri calendar. In this month, Shia Muslims all over the world mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), who was martyred on the Day of Ashura (the tenth of Muharram) in the 680 (AD) Battle of Karbala along with 72 of his companions.