Imam Kadhim’s Mausoleum in Kadhimiya

TEHRAN (IQNA) – The 20th day of the lunar Hijri month of Dhul Hajja, which fell on Wednesday, July 20, marked the birth anniversary of Imam Musa Kadhim (AS), the seventh Shia Imam.

Holy shrine of Imam Kadhim (AS)


Imam Kadhim (AS) is widely known for his kindness, altruism, generosity and his tendency to help the poor secretly and publicly.

He is also known as Al-Kadhim (one who suppresses his anger) and Bab al-Hawaaij (the Door to Fulfilling One's Needs).

He became Imam at the age of 20 and was martyred after 35 years of Imamate by the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid.

Known as Al-Kadhimiya Mosque or Al-Kadhimiya Shrine, the tombs of Imam Kadhim (AS) and Imam Jawad (AS), the 9th Shia Imam, are in Kadhimayn or Kadhimiya suburb of Baghdad, Iraq.

Millions of Shia Muslims from around the world visit the holy mausoleum every year.