The World Federation launches the couples course!
Updated 13 August 2013
Report written by: Astan Quds Razavi
Mahmud Mumtaz the Deputy of Sacred Premises and Pilgrims’ Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi said "Besides the acceptance of pilgrims at the Guest House (Mehmansara) of Imam Reza (A.S.), we were honored to welcome 2.5 million of dear fasters (Samiun) in the blessed month of Ramadan, and the reception of large number of fasters was completed in 8 minutes."
In the holy month of Ramadhan, Razavi Sacred Premises welcomed more than 12,000 people at the Hidayat courtyard. Blessing Packages were given to the pilgirms at the congregational prayer queues of Razavi Holy Shrine in the time of Iftar during 5 minutes; so that they could take advantage of the blessing of congregational prayer and Iftar in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) simultaneously.
The preparations of these great and blessed Iftars began two months ago. The first activity of the department of Razavi Sacred Premises in this regard was reviewing of the executed plans in the past years according to the surveys which indicated the strengths and weaknesses and helped the officials to prepare better plans for this year.
Some other significant activities at the holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) were the acceptance of Pilgrims at the Guesthouse of Imam Reza (a.s.), daily preparation of 50 groups for distributing the invitation forms of Razavi Ikram (generosity) plan and playing kettledrum (Naqqareh) during the year except on the martyrdom anniversary of Masumeen (a.s.) 20 minutes before the sunset and sunrise.
Ayatullah Bashir Najafi was kind enough to allocate a separate time for a meeting at his house. I got chance to sit with him almost for 30 minutes during which we spoke about the different activities of the World Federation of KSIMC and its members.
Every year, barely a week after the celebration of Eid, Shias all over the world gather together to remember the tragedy of The Demolition of al-Baqi, a destruction from which this blessed cemetery has never recovered.