The Courtyards

Monday , 08/13/2012 - 23:06
The Courtyards
The open buildings around the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) are known as courtyards (Sahn). The courtyards are large and expansive spaces upon entering into which we bow to Imam Reza (A.S.) in solute. These are gathering places of pilgrims who, in the corner of the balconies around them, perform religious acts and supplicate with their holy Imam (A.S.).
Courts are places for performing religious rites and rituals on special occasions, including the mourning ceremonies of the Infallible Imams (A.S.). Collective prayers are also performed frequently in the courtyards.
There are totally nine courtyards around the porticos of the holy shrine including Inqilab-i-Islami Courtyard, Azadi Courtyard, Jumhuri Islami Courtyard, Quds Courtyard, Razavi Grand Courtyard, Kawsar Courtyard, Ghadir Courtyard, Hidayat Courtyard, and Rizwan Courtyard (the plan of this courtyard is completed and it is under construction).

Inqilab-i-Islami Courtyard
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