Imam Reza's (a.s.) holy shrine, also known as the Haram, located in the heart of the city of Mashhad is one of the most significant places known among the Muslims.
The complex consists of the mausoleum of Imam Reza (a.s.), the eighth Imam of the Twelver Shiites. Besides that, the complex has the Goharshad mosque, a museum, a library, four seminaries and a cemetery and so much more.
Ali ibn Moosa (Ali the son of Moosa) known as Reza is of descendants of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, known for his high spiritual levels and importance. Born in Medina, he moved to Iran after the order of Ma'mūn, the seventh Abbasid caliph, when the most significance part of Imam Reza’s (a.s.) life regarding his political and religious role initiated and concluded by his martyrdom.
His guidance of the public in his lifetime and his contributions to Islam and its teachings led to the transformation of his holy shrine as one of the religious hubs for Muslims and especially Shias, which has large architectural developments during the history.
The genuine values of the heritage associates not only with its magnificent architecture and structural system but also with all the rituals, all together implicating the unique spiritual spirit of Imam Reza.
In the picture is the entrance to the tomb of Imam Reza (a.s.)
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