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French Pilgrims: "I wish to be servant of Imam Reza Holy Shrine"

SHAFAQNA - Taha Hussain, a French pilgrim, said, "I would like to serve the pilgrims of Imam Reza (AS) as a servant of this holy shrine." Taha Hussein, in a meeting with officials at the Astan Quds Razavi International Affairs Center, said,…

Was Ma’mun al-Abbasi Shia?

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SHAFAQNA - via WikiShia : Abu l-ʿAbbās ʿAbd Allāh al-Maʾmūn (Arabic:ابوالعباس عبدالله المأمون), (b. 170/786 – d. 218/833) the son of Harun al-Rashid, was the 7th caliph of Abbasid dynasty who forced Imam al-Riza…

244 Seminary students from Al-Mustafa university attended Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA -  244 graduates of the Al-Mustafa International University of Qom attended the Imam Reza’s (A.S.) Shrine. The supervisor of the caravan, stating that 244 of professors and foreign seminary students from Qom’s Al-Mustafa International…

Managers of Alawids Belief Unity Foundation of Turkey visit Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A group of managers and members of founding group of lovers of the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) and Alawids belief unity foundation from Turkey traveled to Iran and visited Holy Shrine of Ali Ibn Mousa al-Reza (A.S.). Going…

Irish youth converts to Islam in Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Desmond Burn, an Irish young man resident in the United Kingdom, became acquainted with Islam after traveling to Iran and converted to Islam after studying Islamic sources. Adopting the name Reza for himself, he recounted his…

What did Imam al-Ridha (a.s.) do when Eating?

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SHAFAQNA – Imam al-Ridha (a.s.), whenever he attended a meal and wanted to eat, he asked others to place a large tray next to the food, then he would put on the tray the finest of every food available, and he would ask them to take the tray…

English speaking pilgrims mourn on Prophet’s demise at Imam Reza Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Concurrent with 28th of Safar and demise anniversary of Islam Prophet (S.A.W.) and his older grandson Imam Hasan (A.S.), English speaking pilgrims from different countries attended Razavi Holy Shrine and mourn. These days, holy…

Imam Reza (AS) Intl. Festival opens in Qom

SHAFAQNA - The 14th edition of the Imam Reza (AS) International Festival will be inaugurated today with the birthday celebration of Hazrat Masumeh (SA), the sister of Imam Reza (AS), at her holy shrine in Qom. The festival is due to open…

A piece published by the Guardian, The art of making a jihadist, says “jihadi culture shares a great deal with Salafi (fundamentalist Islam) culture and even mainstream Islamic culture.” Is this a true manifestation of Islamic culture?

SHAFAQNA - A piece published by the Guardian, The art of making a jihadist, says “jihadi culture shares a great deal with Salafi (fundamentalist Islam) culture and even mainstream Islamic culture.” Is this a true manifestation of Islamic…

Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi issues statement on Quds Day

SHAFAQNA - Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, the Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, issued a message on the occasion of Quds International Day. Read the full text of the statement as follows: In the name of God, Most…

Ihya of Laylat Al Qadr at Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - The ritual of Ihya of Laylat Al Qadr (keeping vigil and performing prayers and reading the Quran at Laylat Al Qadr) was held at the mausoleum of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran, on Tuesday night. Laylat Al Qadr is…

170,000 Fasting people offered with Iftar banquet in Imam Reza Shrine, suburban areas

SHAFAQNA - Deputy of sacred premises and pilgrims’ affairs of Astan Quds Razavi said, “During holy month of Ramadan, 170 thousand fasting people will enjoy blessed Iftar of Hazrat Reza (A.S.) every day in both Razavi Holy Shrine and Mashhad’s…

New banquet hall of Imam Reza to open

SHAFAQNA - Astan Quds Razavi’s Director of Public Relations and Media Affairs announced on the opening of Hazrat Reza’s (A.S.) new banquet hall with latest technology and a capacity of hosting ten thousand people in each mealtime. He also…

Hungarian Ph.D. student converts to Islam at Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A Hungarian youth, the Ph.D. student of Austria InnsbruckUniversity converted to Islam in the Razavi Holy Shrine. According to Astan News, ChristopheKwach, the Ph.D. student of Austria InnsbruckUniversity, embraced Islam…

Thirty thousand first-time pilgrims to visit Imam Reza holy shrine during four months

SHAFAQNA - Director of Pilgrims Affairs of Oppressed Relief Department of Astan Quds Razavi, announced the attendance of over thirty thousand first-time-pilgrims to the Razavi Holy Shrine during the last four months. Masoud Mojaradi said…

Secretary General: Hosts of all Pilgrims are servants of Imam Reza

SHAFAQNA - “All pilgrims’ hosts of the eighth Imam are " Servants of Imam Reza (A.S.)”. Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi emphasized, mentioning that the criterion for assessing the hosts’ behavior is the guests’ satisfaction. Hujjat…

Pilgrimage to Imam Reza shrine

SHAFAQNA - Two thousand poor and deprived people from seven provinces of the country visited Mashhad and Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.), on the eve of birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali Akbar (A.S.) and in the second phase of a plan known as…

Launching Audiometry Ward of Imam Reza Clinic

SHAFAQNA- Hearing is a sense without which the man is not able to connect with his surroundings properly. This excellent ability gives the human a very special position comparing with other creatures. Unfortunately, some patients are deprived…

Head of Chechen Islamic Missionaries: Imam Reza Holy Shrine Spirituality Seized my Heart

SHAFAQNA- The head of Chechen Republic’s community of Islamic missionaries said, “Razavi Holy Shrine’s spirituality seized my heart and had a great effect on me”. According to Astan Quds Razavi News Website, in a visitation by Shafi’i…

Canadian lady convert to Shia Islam at Imam Reza holy shrine

SHAFAQNA- Visiting Razavi Holy Shrine, the Canadian lady converted to Islam and became a Shi’ite Muslim. Getting familiar with the fundamental principles of Islam, accepting the oneness of God, and prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at…

Imam Reza - An inspiration for humanity

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SHAFAQNA - This video was made available by Comet, an artist based in Iran.  

Coming together for Islam's Imams - Answering the call of faith

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SHAFAQNA - Millions of Muslims have gathered in Iran’s holy city of Mashhad to mark the passing anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and martyrdom of Imam Hassan (PBUH), the second Shia Imam. People from across the country, along with…

Millions come to honor Imam Reza on the anniversary of his demise

SHAFAQNA - More than three million pilgrims from all over Iran and other countries have flocked to the holy city of Mashhad, northeastern Iran, to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Shiite Imam. The pilgrims converged…

8000 People, Daily Served in Imam Reza (AS) Banquet House

SHAFAQNA - During martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.) and the final ten days of Safar month, Hazrat Reza (A.S.) banquet house hosts daily 8000 pilgrims and mourners from religious processions that attend in the Razavi Holy Shrine. Director…

I Feel Calmness at Razavi Holy Shrine: American Shiite Cardiologist

SHAFAQNA- American cardiologist said, “In the today blatant world, finding peace and calmness is a very difficult job, but the mankind feels calmness, at this holy place”. Cardiologist, Dr. Arshad Ghayumi said, “If you sit in a corner…

Over 70 thousand books and cultural items offered to non-Iranian pilgrims of Imam Reza

SHAFAQNA - Manager of non-Iranian pilgrims of Astan Quds Razavi said, “Over seventy thousand and six hundred books and cultural items have been supplied, bought, and presented or sent to the non-Iranian pilgrims, in the first six months of…