11th Zee al-Qa'adah the Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Reza (AS)
History of the Shrine of Imam Ali b. Musa al-Ridha (AS)
The History of Mashad
Mashad is the capital of Khorasan province in the North East of Iran, 892 km away from Tehran. It is located at the altitude of 985 Meter occupying an area of 204 sq. Km. and has a population of about 1.5 million. Mashad grew from a small village called Sanabad, 24 km away from Tus.
Merits of Emam Reza's (AS) Ziyarah
The Holy City of Qum in Ahadith
Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) has said:
"Salutations to the people of Qum, Allah (SWT) will shower their cities with the required rainfall and will bless them and turn their calamities into safety and goodness. The people of Qum are devout performers of Salat (Namaz). They are jurisprudents, scholars and explore the realities and perform good worship."
(Bihaar al-Anwar, vol. 60, p. 217)