Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has attended the annual dusting ceremony at Imam Reza (AS) burial chamber on the eve of Muharram and mourning days of Imam Hussein’s (AS) martyrdom.
The ceremony also saw Leader's representative in Khorasan Razavi Province Ayatollah Alamolhoda, Astan Quds Razavi’s chief custodian Hoj. Ahmad Marvi, and a number of people of Mashhad in attendance.
On the same occasion and in another ceremony replete with sorrow and grief, servants of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) replaced the green flag of the golden dome with a black one.
Addressing the participants in the shrine, the lecturer of the ritual Hoj. Seyyed Reza Taghavi talked about qualities and virtues of Imam Hussein (AS) and his 72 companions; the ceremony was continued by eulogy recitation on the Infallible Household of the Prophet (pbuh) by Saeed Haddadian.
The ceremony came to an end by symbolic offering of Imam Hussein’s (AS) mourning shawl to some representatives of Iranian religious groups.