IQNA

14:51 - May 11, 2022
News ID: 3478858
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The development project underway at the holy mausoleum of Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf, Iraq, will be completed by Eid al-Ghadir (July 18), an official said.

New courtyard of Imam Ali (AS) holy shrine

 

Mohammad Jalalmoab, the head of the Iraqi Holy Shrines Reconstruction Headquarters, said the implementation of the development plan, which includes the construction of the Hazrat Zahra (SA) courtyard and Shabestan (roofed space), is almost over.

He said the courtyard and Shabestan, which measure more than 220,000 square meters in area, will be inaugurated in a ceremony on Eid al-Ghadir and handed to the Astan (custodianship) of the shrine.

The official noted that the project has been funded by popular donations and help from benefactors.

He also said that a development project is underway at the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala, which includes two courtyards named after Imam Hassan (AS) and Hazrat Zeynab (SA).

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.

  

New Courtyard of Imam Ali (AS) Holy Shrine to Be Inaugurated on Eid Al-Ghadir

New Courtyard of Imam Ali (AS) Holy Shrine to Be Inaugurated on Eid Al-Ghadir

New Courtyard of Imam Ali (AS) Holy Shrine to Be Inaugurated on Eid Al-Ghadir

 

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