Ceremonies Planned at Imam Reza Holy Shrine in Mashhad to Celebrate 5th Imam’s Birthday  

15:40 - January 22, 2023
News ID: 3482169
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A series of programs and ceremonies are planned to be held at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran, to celebrate the brith anniversary of Imam Baqir (AS), the fifth Shia Imam.

Holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad


According to Hojat-ol-Islam Hossein Shariatinejad, the propagation deputy of Astan (custodianship) of the holy shrine, a celebration will be organized at the mausoleum’s Imam Khomeini (RA) Ravaq (portico) on Sunday evening.  

It will include a speech by Hojat-ol-Islam Ali Nazari Monfared and recitations of poetry and eulogies, he noted.

Shariatinejad added that another ceremony will be held at the same venue on Monday morning with the participation of pilgrims and servants of the holy shrine.

The first day of the lunar Hijri month of Rajab marks the birthday of Imam Baqir (AS), which is celebrated by Shia Muslims all over the world.  

The auspicious occasion falls on Monday, January 23, this year.

The period of the imamate of Imam Baqir (AS) was contemporary with the weakening of the Umayyad government and the struggle among them for power. In this period, Imam Baqir (AS) made a great scientific movement which reached its peak at the time of his son Imam Sadiq (AS).

He was greater than anyone in his time in knowledge, piety, grandeur, and merits.

His narrations in religion, Seerah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Quranic sciences, moral conduct, and manner are more than what is remained from the children of Imam Hassan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS). Thus, during his imamate, a great step was taken towards organization of Shia thought in different fields including ethics, fiqh, kalam, exegesis, etc.

Great scholars from the Sunni school of thought have attested to his scholarly and religious fame.



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