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Photos: Silk Road’s largest caravansary of Miandasht

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: The largest caravansary of the Silk Road is the historic Miandasht Caravansary which is located in the forty kilometers of Meyami-Sabzevar Road of Route 44 (Tehran-Mashhad). The caravansary, which has been built during the…

Iraqi On Foot Pilgrims Visit Mashhad

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Iraqi pilgrims walked the distance between Najaf and Razavi Holy Shrine in Karamat Ten Days. According to Astan News, on the sideline of a group of Iraqi on-foot pilgrims’ visit to the Razavi Shrine, “Ahmad Shokri”,…

Twelve Lebanese Couples Wedding Ceremony at Razavi Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Wedding ceremony of twelve Lebanese Couples was held at Razavi Holy Shrine. According to Astan News, young Lebanese couples who had started their marital life at Razavi Illuminated Shrine went to the pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.),…

Scientific Conference “Razavi Culture and Lady Goharshad” Was Held

SHAFAQNA-Scientific Conference “Razavi Culture and Lady Goharshad” with the presence of prominent and renowned cultural figures of Herat province of Afghanistan was held at Sheikh Tabarsi Hall of Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds…

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,…

The tourist, found her way in Mashhad

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SHAFAQNA- The foreign tourist who is displeased with her placement, She searshes for better habitation, she complaines against driving in Mashhad streets, especially she is worried from riding in private automobile instead Taxi… These…

A Polish Sage Lady, The Household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) Call Islamic Community to Unity and Solidarity A

SHAFAQNA- A Polish sage lady remarked that the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) have always moved in the direction of the unity of the Islamic community and invited people to unite and avoid divisions and dispersions. According to…

Initiation of Foreign Guests of Worldwide Conference on the Lovers of the Household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W) to Razavi Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA-More than 500 Shi'a and Sunni scholars of the Muslim world, who had traveled to Iran to participate in the Worldwide Conference on the Lovers of the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.), attended the Imam Reza’s Illuminated Court…

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…

World Premiere of American Hussaini to Take Place in the Islamic Republic of Iran

SHAFAQNA - By the grace, blessings, and permission of Allah and his holy awliya and hujjat (proof) Imam Ali al-Ridha (as), American Hussaini has been approved as an official selection of the 1st annual Masir-e-Eshgh International Film Festival,…

Master of Water wins top rank in Najaf Int’l Festival

SHAFAQNA - An animation titled “Sayyed Al-Maa’” (master of water) featuring the courage and bravery of Hazrat Abbas (AS) in the Battle of Karbala (680 A.D.), was selected as the best 3D animation in the 11th edition of Ghadir Media Festival…

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…

Young Greek teacher converts to Islam in Razavi Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Coincident with the birthday of Hazrat Masoumeh (A.S.), the Greek teacher converted to Islam in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.). The young Greek teacher influenced by his Muslim students converted to Islam. "I grew up in…

Mashhad Citizens Lay Flowers at Imam Reza Mausoleum to Mark Karamat Festival

SHAFAQNA - People in Mashhad, northeast Iran, laid flowers at the Mausoleum of Imam Reza (AS) on Tuesday at the beginning of the ten-day Karamat Festival. The Keramat Festival marks the ten days between the birth anniversaries of Hazrat…

Shaikh Tabarsi

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SHAFAQNA- While the study of jurisprudence saw a temporary halt for almost a century after Shaikh Tusi's death, other Islamic sciences continued to flourish. Arguably the greatest work of ShiaTafseer (Quranic exegesis) was  produced…

Mashhad to host 9th general assembly of Islamic Radios, TVs Union

SHAFAQNA - The 9th general assembly of the Islamic Radios and Televisions Union is to be held in Mashhad in July. Radio and TV networks, social networks and institutes in charge of producing programs in Islamic countries are to attend the meeting…

6-magnitude quake hits near Iran’s Mashhad

SHAFAQNA - An earthquake measuring six on the Richter scale hits near the northwestern Iranian city of Mashhad, temporarily disrupting cellular communication and landlines. The tremor took place on Wednesday morning some 100 kilometers…

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…

Custodians of Shia Holy Sites to Gather in Karbala

SHAFAQNA- The second gathering of custodians of holy sites from different parts of the Muslim world is planned to be held in April in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq. According to the website of the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein’s…

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…

Quran Manuscript Attributed to Imam Hassan (AS) Attracts Pilgrims in Mashhad

SHAFAQNA- A Quran manuscript attributed to Imam Hassan (AS) has attracted many visitors in the last few days to the museum of Imam Reza’s (AS) holy shrine in Mashhad, northeast of Iran. On the occasion of the anniversary of the Holy Prophet’s…