Attendance of 380 foreign figures at Imam Reza shrine in first 9 months
(AhlulBayt News Agency) – In the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar, with the coordination and accompaniment of the enforcement and formalities servants office of Astan Quds Razavi, more than 380 domestic and foreign figures attended the Razavi Holy Shrine.
Director of enforcement and formalities servants’ office of Razavi Holy Shrine said, “The management of enforcement and formalities with 8,000 servants working around-the-clock is working for pilgrims of the Razavi Holy Shrine to provide safe and peaceful pilgrimage.”
“In the first nine months of the year, this management, in addition to its daily activities which regulates and protects the safe and peaceful pilgrimage of pilgrims, coordinated and monitored the flag change 41 times, the washing of the Illuminated Grave 22 times, and 534 times of washing the porticos of Razavi Holy Shrine” Rouhollah Ranjbar emphasized.
Referring to the special call of the forces during the ceremony of Arbaeen Husseini and the martyrdom days of Imam Reza (A) he stated, “During the first 9 months of the current year, this office coordinated the funeral ceremony of more than 7250 deceased in the Razavi Holy Shrine.”
“In the fall” Ranjbar added “the funeral of four shrine defender martyrs and a martyr of the holy defense was carried out in the Razavi Holy Shrine.”
Referring to the presence of religious ceremonial bodies during the martyrdom days of Imam Reza (A) he pointed out, “3852 mourning permits for presence of religious bodies in the months of Muharram and Safar in the Razavi Holy Shrine were issued, from which, 2619 permits were issued only in the final ten days of the month of Safar and for the mourning of the martyrdom of Imam Reza (A).
During this time, the office provided 8307 invitations of Hazrat Guesthouse for 946 religious bodies plus conferment of 2225 of blessed packages, including a 10-kilo rice bag and a salt packet to the caretakers of the religious ceremonial bodies.”