On the ninth day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar, the Arafah prayer ceremony was attended by a large number of foreign pilgrims in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad.
Urdu-, Arabic- and Azeri-speaking pilgrims welcomed Eid al-Adha by participation in the soul-refreshing Arafah prayer ceremony, which was held after Noon and Evening prayers in the Razavi shrine.
Attended by a large number of pilgrims from Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Pakistan and India, the Arab pilgrims began the virtuous prayer of Arafah at 15:30 in the portico of Dar al-Marhamah and then Ammar al-Kanani read other prayers and chanted eulogies for the crowd.
The Urdu and the Azeri pilgrims gathered in the porticos of Kowsar and Dar al-Rahmah to recite the prayer of Arafah and performed their religious duties in the cause of God.
Arafah prayer is one of the important prayers for Shia Muslims. It is read and chanted every year on the second day of the Hajj, known as the day of Arafah, by the pilgrims to Mecca in the Arafat desert. Shia Muslims across the globe commemorate the day in religious sites and holy shrines.