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Updated: November 30, 2016

Iranians commemorate martyrdom anniversary Imam Reza (as)

By: Sheikh M Khurasani


HOLY CITY OF MASHHAD, Iran: Millions of Iranians attended mourning processions to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the eighth Shia Imam, Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (PBUH). Flocks of mourners, wearing black mourning dress, some white robe, carrying alam (standards) and chanting elegies, marching through the streets of the country, reached the holy shrine of Hazret Imam Reza (a.s.) in the holy city of Mash’had to commemorate his martyrdom anniversary.

In Iran, Martyrdom anniversary of Hazret Imam Reza (a.s.) is observed on 29th of safar.

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan and several other countries also attended mourning rituals in the holy city of Mashhad in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi to mark the occasion at Imam Reza’s mausoleum.


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