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Iranians celebrate Imam Reza’s (AS) birthday

Iran celebrates the birthday of Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Shia Imam.

Muslims in Iran have celebrated the birthday of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam, with special ceremonies held nationwide, especially in the holy city of Mashhad where the Imam is laid to rest.

Large crowds of Shia Muslims from across Iran and many parts of the world, mainly from neighboring countries, travelled to the holy city of Mashhad on Friday, August 4, to pay homage to the holy shrine and the highly honored Imam.

More than a million pilgrims gathered in and around the massive complex holding the tomb of Imam Reza (AS), praying and engaging in celebratory activities on the merry occasion.

Iranians in other cities and towns all over the nation held ceremonies at mosques, community centers and even street corners by chanting religious verses, and serving a variety of sweets and soft drinks.

MG/AI

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