TEHRAN (IQNA) – The holy shrine of Shah Cheragh in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz hosted a ceremony on Saturday in which a number of newlywed couples marked the start of their married life.


The ceremony was orgaznied on the occasion fo Eid al-Ghadir.

The event of Ghadir, or Eid al-Ghadir, is celebrated by Shia Muslims around the world every year. It is among important feasts and happy holidays of Shia Muslims held on the 18th day of Dhul Hijja in the lunar Hijri calendar.

It was the day when according to reports, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) as his caliph and the Imam after himself following an order from God.

Shah Cheragh is a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz, housing the tomb of Ahmad and Muhammad, the sons of Imam Musa Kadhim (AS), the seventh Shia Imam.

It is the most important pilgrimage center of Shiraz in Iran’s southern province of Fars.

Shah Cheragh literally means (the Shrine of) the lord of the light.