Goharshad Intl. Award to honor benevolent women

August 30, 2016 - 15:20

TEHRAN – Goharshad International Award is to be granted to eight benevolent Muslim women from across the world in the Iranian city of Mashhad on Wednesday.

The women nominated for the first edition of the Award are active in different public-service sectors, including development, health, education, research, science, culture, art and management, IRIB news agency reported.
Out of the eight women designated for the Award, four are from Iran and the other four are from Bahrain, Iraq, Turkey, and Kenya.
The Award seeks to appreciate wise and philanthropist women who are devoted to Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam.
The Goharshad Award seeks to promote benevolence and unity in the world of Islam.
Goharshad, the wife of Shah Rukh, the Emperor of the Timurid Empire of Herat, is an example of benevolent women, who stepped in the path to promote religion and Shia views, and Goharshad Mosque in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) is a symbol of this pious woman’s benevolence and her devotion to infallible Imams.

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