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 “During four months that has passed from the establishment of the Oppressed Relief Department of Astan Quds Razavi, more than thirty thousand first-time-pilgrims, over forty years old, who due to financial hardships and deprivation had not been able to visit Imam Reza (A.S.) Court, by the efforts of Astan Quds Razavi and the assistance of donors have attended the Razavi Holy Shrine from all around the country.”
“In “Mehr-e Derakhshan” program, Astan Quds Razavi in partnership with aiding agencies such as Imam Khomeini (R.A.) Relief Foundation, Welfare Organization, Revolutionary Guards, and reputable NGO charities across the country, brings the aspirants of pilgrimage to the Razavi Holy Shrine, generally from deprived areas to the holy city of Mashhad to hopefully someday, no individual in the country due to the financial problems is excluded from the pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.), he reiterated.”
“Registration, selection and transportation of pilgrims to the holy city of Mashhad, will be performed by Imam Khomeini (R.A.) Relief foundation, Welfare Organization, Revolutionary Guards, and reputable NGO charities, and Astan Quds Razavi provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, health and cultural services for pilgrims in the holy city of Mashhad, they would also contribute to the accommodation and transportation as much as possible” Mojaradi asserted, stressing on the fact that Astan Quds Razavi would never be involved independently and it only welcomes pilgrims in the holy city of Mashhad.
“Regarding the attendance of first-time-pilgrims we intend not to act in separation from donors, and this section would require the assistance and participation of the donors. The invitation in the provinces of origin, the cost of transportation and accommodation in Mashhad, is the responsibility of donors and dispatching departments, and Astan Quds Razavi will take part in feeding, health and cultural services” Director of Pilgrims Affairs of the Oppressed Relief Department of Astan Quds Razavi expressed.”