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Iran Religious Attractions

Iran religious attractions


Imam Reza Holy Shrine

The Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad, Iran is a complex includes the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shiites it is necessary to mention that this mausoleum is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest by capacity there is a complex such as Goharshad Mosque, a museum, the Razavi University of Islamic Sciences, a library, four seminaries, a cemetery, a dining hall for pilgrims, vast prayer halls, and other buildings. Ali-ebne Musarreza is the eight Imam of the holy prophet’s descendants those who had all the criteria of piousness and greatness manifested in themselves being an excellent paragon of graciousness. His holy shrine is located in Mashhad and has 26 porches, 9 aprons and 6 entrances.

Shah e Cheragh Holy Shrine

Shah e Cheragh is a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz, Iran, and the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and Muhammad, son of Musa- al-Kazem. In the 14th century, the tombs became celebrated pilgrimage centers when Queen Tashi Khatun erected a mosque and theological school in the vicinity. The dazzling gold-tipped minarets and the blue-tiled dome form a magnificent context for the Shiite rituals at this revered center of pilgrimage.

Lady Fatima Masoumeh holy shrine

The Shrine of Fatima Masoumeh is located in Qom and considered by Shia Muslims to be the second most sacred city in Iran after Mashhad. She was the sister of the eighth Imam Reza and also the daughter of the seventh Imam Musa al-Kazem. Women are often revered as saints if they are close relatives to one of the Twelver Imams in Shia Islam. Her shrine in Qom is considered one of the most significant Shi’i shrines in Iran. Thousands of Shi’i Muslims travel to Qom every year, to honor Fatima Masumeh and ask her for blessings.

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