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SHAFAQNA- Imam Reza(A.S.) left medina to make the pilgrimage in the year in which Harun al-Rashid,the then ruling Abbasid caliph made the pilgrimage. He came to a mountain called Fari on the left of the road. Abu al-Hasan al-Reza(A.S.), looked at the mountain and said:
“Fari, the one who destroys (a resting place in you) whill be cut limb from limb.” We did not know what that meant.
When Harun reached that place he stopped there. Ja’far bin Yahya Barmaki the grand vizier of Harun al-Rashid went up the mountain and ordered a resting-place to be set up for him. On his return from Mecca, Ja’far bin Yahya Barmaki went back up the hill and ordered it to be destroyed.But as soon as when he got to Iraq Ja’far bin Yahya Barmaki was cut limb from limb by the orders of Harun al-Rashid in the palace coup staged by the caliph against the Barmaki family.

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