News ID: 316874
Published: 1008 GMT October 07, 2021

Leader marks martyrdom anniversary of eighth Shia Imam

Leader marks martyrdom anniversary of eighth Shia Imam

National Desk

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei attended a private ceremony on Thursday to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Imam of Shia Muslims.

The ceremony was held at Imam Khomeini Hosseinieh (mosque) downtown Tehran and without the presence of the public due to the pandemic, according to Leader’s official website.

The eighth Shia Imam was martyred after being poisoned by the Abbasid Caliph Ma’mun in the year 818 CE.

To mark the occasion, pilgrims come annually to the late Imam’s shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad, in Razavi Khorassan Province, to attend mourning rituals.

 

   
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