Imam Reza

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  • Imam Reza holy shrine’s flag replaced 2021-06-23 11:29

    Imam Reza holy shrine’s flag replaced

    The green flag of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam, was replaced in a ceremony in the city of Mashhad on Tuesday. The flag is replaced once every two years on the occasion of Imam Reza birthday anniversary.

  • Bronze Age earthenware donated to Iranian museum 2021-04-07 20:22

    Bronze Age earthenware donated to Iranian museum

    TEHRAN – An Iranian woman has donated a Bronze Age pottery to the Astan Quds Razavi Museum, a vast cultural heritage exhibition located in the holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad.

  • Fakhrizadeh’s funeral held in Mashhad 2020-11-29 18:27

    Fakhrizadeh’s funeral held in Mashhad

    TEHRAN — The body of senior Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh arrived in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Saturday night for a funeral procession, Tasnim reported.

  • Mourners hold "Khotbeh Khani" ritual in Mashhad 2020-10-18 11:32

    Mourners hold "Khotbeh Khani" ritual in Mashhad

    A traditional ritual dubbed "Khotbeh Khani" was held at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad on Friday evening to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the eighth Shia Imam. Khotbeh Khani (mourning plus eulogy while carrying candles) ceremony is held every year at the courtyards and porticos of the holy shrine.

  • Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today 2020-09-09 01:00

    Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today

    TEHRAN – A 5-star train will resume service between Rasht and Mashhad on Wednesday evening. The train is scheduled to leave Rasht at 19:00 local time towards the holy city of Mashhad, which embraces the shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS).

  • Collector donates Sassanid silver coins to national museum 2020-09-07 21:53

    Collector donates Sassanid silver coins to national museum

    TEHRAN – An Iranian collector has donated over 50 silver coins dating back to the Sassanid era (224 CE–651) to the Astan Quds Razavi Museum, a vast cultural heritage exhibition located in the holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

  • Private sector investing $7.3b in Khorasan Razavi tourism projects 2020-08-31 19:46

    Private sector investing $7.3b in Khorasan Razavi tourism projects

    TEHRAN – Currently, 243 tourism-related projects worth 310 trillion rials (around $7.3 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) are currently being developed in Khorasan Razavi province by private investors. 

  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Sham-e Ghariban 2020-08-27 02:07

    (Part 8/8) 

    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Sham-e Ghariban

    The night of Ashura in Iran is called Shaam-e Ghariban, meaning “the night of strangers” and those who are far from home and help. People light candles in holy places and gatherings in every corner of the country.

  • A view of the holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) where the eighth Shia Imam is laid to rest in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2020-07-18 22:23

    Tourism projects worth $3.8b underway in Khorasan Razavi

    TEHRAN – A total of 248 tourism-related projects worth 162 trillion rials (around $3.8 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) are currently underway in Khorasan Razavi province, which is a top destination both for pilgrims and holidaymakers.

  • Religious tourism: Prophet Habakkuk and his tomb tower in Iran 2020-02-19 19:52

    Religious tourism: Prophet Habakkuk and his tomb tower in Iran

    TEHRAN – As you know religious tourism, which marks one of the oldest forms of traveling, is exclusively or strongly-motivated by spiritual reasons. It can also be referred to as faith tourism or spiritual tourism.

  • A view of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad 2020-02-10 06:59

    37 million Iranian pilgrims, travelers visit Mashhad in 10 months

    TEHRAN – Some 37 million Iranian pilgrims and travelers visited the shrine city of Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi province, since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2019).

  • Foreign arrivals in Semnan province up 22% since March 2019-12-28 18:19

    Foreign arrivals in Semnan province up 22% since March

    TEHRAN – International tourist arrivals in Iran’s north-central Semnan province rose 22 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Imam Reza martyrdom anniversary   2019-10-30 15:08

    Mourners mark Imam Reza martyrdom anniversary  

    Pilgrims from across Iran and other countries held ceremonies on Tuesday at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the city of Mashhad, northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the eighth Shia Imam.  According to provincial officials, around 9 million people arrived in Mashhad on this occasion.

  • People visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2019-10-30 01:25

    By Seyedhossein Hosseiniseddiq,Faculty member at Islamic Azad University

    Honorary Service in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH)

    MASHHAD - As we approach the martyrdom of Imam Reza these days, I am eager to write about the success of my honorary service and to introduce various sections of the holy shrine complex.

  • People visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2019-10-19 18:55

    By David Robie

    10 reasons why tourists must visit Iran

    I stumbled on the scene by chance. Our host family in Iran’s second city Mashhad, a modern and beautiful metropolis that would comfortably fit in New Zealand’s entire population, was taking us on a drive to the outskirts to visit the tomb of the famous poet and chronicler Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi.

  • Conference to discuss tourism growth in eastern Iran 2019-10-01 18:23

    Conference to discuss tourism growth in eastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Six eastern Iranian provinces are scheduled to discuss ways to expand tourism in a conference which will be held in the city of Mashhad on October 10, CHTN reported.

  • Foreign visitors hold 40% share of hotel occupancy in Khorasan Razavi 2019-08-17 18:55

    Foreign visitors hold 40% share of hotel occupancy in Khorasan Razavi

    TEHRAN – Foreign travelers and pilgrims account for some 40 percent share of hotel occupancy in Khorasan Razavi province, a local tourism official has said.

  • Mashhad hospitals admit 6,000 foreign patients a year 2019-07-26 22:55

    Mashhad hospitals admit 6,000 foreign patients a year

    TEHRAN – Mashhad hospitals admit an average of 6,000 foreign patients per annum, a deputy for the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences has said.

  • Craftspeople to showcase skills at Mashhad exhibit 2019-07-24 22:39

    Craftspeople to showcase skills at Mashhad exhibit

    TEHRAN – Mashhad, which is one of the major travel destinations in Iran, is to host a national handicrafts exhibition from July 25 to 29.

  • Foreign rail passengers to Mashhad on the rise 2019-07-07 19:05

    Foreign rail passengers to Mashhad on the rise

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign visitors traveling to the northeastern city of Mashhad by train saw an increase of 5% during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21) compared to the same period last year.

  • Mashhad-Muscat weekly flights increase 2019-07-01 19:34

    Mashhad-Muscat weekly flights increase

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Qeshm Air has commenced operating a weekly service connecting Mashhad to Muscat.

  • Pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad 2019-06-16 19:42

    Foreign arrivals in Mashhad on the rise

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign arrivals in Mashhad has been rising over the past couple of years, said Gholamabbas Arbab-Khales, the head of Foreign Ministry’s Mission in East and North Iran.

  • Hazrat-e Masumeh Shrine serves guests with Iftar banquets 2019-05-14 22:08

    Hazrat-e Masumeh Shrine serves guests with Iftar banquet

    Photo depicts pilgrims to the Hazrat-e Masumeh Shrine who are served with Iftar meals, May 12, 2019.

  • عمران خان 2019-04-21 17:28

    Pakistan PM starts tour of Iran by first visiting the shrine city of Mashhad

    TEHRAN – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Iran on Sunday for an official two-day tour on the invitation of President Hassan Rouhani.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2019-03-13 11:49

    By M.A. Saki

    Iranians and Iraqis are inseparable 

    The two nations of Iran and Iraq are bonded together by geography and more importantly religion, especially in the form of Shia Islam.

  • Islamabad’s Ambassador to Tehran Riffat Masood cuts ribbon on a cultural center in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2019-01-23 21:35

    Mashhad hosts some 700,000 Pakistani pilgrims per annum: envoy

    TEHRAN – Some 700,000 Pakistani pilgrims annually travel to Mashhad to visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), Islamabad’s Ambassador to Tehran said on Tuesday.