Hawzah News Agency (Mashhad, Iran) - After having a pilgrimage in Karbala these pilgrims who were from India and England had come, within various caravans, to the holy city of Mashhad to participate in martyrdom anniversary of Imam Musa al-Kazem (A.S.).
Muhammad Raja who has come with this caravan said, “This is my first visit to the Razavi Shrine and I have always had the dream coming here; I, however, have a very good feeling of my presence here”.
He said, “Cultural programs of this illuminated shrine provide a kind of situation in which cultural level of the audience is upgraded and various age levels including children and teenagers can take the advantage of spirituality of this place”.
Dr. Gholam Hasan, CEO of Kolkata Hospital, said, “I had the desire of Razavi pilgrimage since my childhood and I always prayed for coming to this illuminated shrine. Today that this pray has been fulfilled I feel that I am walking in a piece of paradise”.
He stated, “Shia people of India has always had a very special devotion toward the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) and they have come to express their devotion and respect to the 8th Imam (A.S.) as they believe that Imam Reza (A.S.) will be guarantor of all his lovers and devotees”.
Ragu Surcha who is the head of this caravan said, “One who reaches to a water spring can take as much as his container allows him to take and a pilgrim who comes for the purpose of pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.) enjoys his pilgrimage to the extent of his wisdom and knowledge”.
He added, “The infallible Imams (A.S.) are source of all goods and blessings in the universe and when one observes this great amount of constructional and cultural developments at the Razavi complex for the use of pilgrims and promotion of Islamic and Razavi teachings he is highly affected”.
It is worth mentioning that very different programs including shrine tour, visiting museums, and knowledge classes have been provisioned for this group of pilgrims by the office of Non-Iranian Pilgrims’ Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi.