Iran

Mourners in Mashhad mark martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza

 

Millions of mourners have converged on Iran’s holy city of Mashhad to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza, the eighth Ahlul Bait Imam.

Muslims from several other countries have also gathered in the northeastern city to attend the mourning ceremonies at Imam Reza’s shrine.

Imam Reza was martyred after being poisoned by the Abbasid Sultan Ma’mun on the last day of the Islamic lunar month of Safar, in the year 818 AD.

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