Traditional ritual of Imam Reza’s (A.S.) Sham-e Ghariban was held concurrent with 29th night of Safar at Razavi illuminated Shrine.
According to Astan News reporter, Imam Reza’ (A.S.) Sham-e Ghariban was held based on a traditional ritual. This ceremony was started after Maqrib and Isha prayers from Shohada intersection and it was participated by Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Seyyed Ibrahim Raeisi, Astan Quds Razavi’s custodian, Alireza Rashidian, governor general of Razavi Khorasan, and some other civil and military officials.
Carrying light candles, Shoe keepers, doormen, guards, and janitors of the Razavi Holy Shrine walked the distance between Shohada intersection and Razavi Holy Shrine in the form of mourning groups while chanting “It’s now Reza’s Sham-e Ghariban/ the entire Universe is replete with his Grief”.
In continuation of this ceremony, Razavi servants entered into the Inqelab Islami Courtyard and joined to the mourning groups of the eighth Imam (A.S.). They had their special mourning ceremony on Imam’s (A.S.) martyrdom night and chanted poem eulogies of “It’s Reza’s (A.S.) Sham-e Ghariban, Fatima is now mournful in the heaven, all hearts are sad tonight, oh my dear Reza, dear Reza”.
Razavi Holy Shrine’s servants and mournful pilgrims had their mourning ceremonies with each other enjoying a eulogy recitation by panegyrist of thr household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) Nezar al-Qatari in Arabic and English with the theme of expressing condolence to Imam Mahdi (A.S.). Then, the congregation wept on the grief of the eighth Imam’s (A.S.) martyrdom with the eulogy recitation of Meysam Motiee.
It is worth mentioning that all pilgrims and servants participating in this ceremony expressed their deep hate about enemies of God’s religion and world arrogant by chanting anti-arrogance slogans.