Seventy pilgrims in the form of Ansar al-Willayat walked from holy city of Karbala to Mashhad’s Razavi Holy Shrine.
After 42 days of walking, these pilgrims attended Imam Reza (A) Holy Shrine and enjoyed the programs provisioned by management of non-Iranian pilgrims of Astan Quds Razavi at Razavi Shrine’s Dar al-Rahmah portico.
On the side line of this pilgrimage, one of the on-foot pilgrims of Imam Reza said, “Concurrent with martyrdom anniversary of the daughter of Islam Prophet (S), Ansar al-Willayat retinue has walked, with the purpose of respecting ritualization of the household of the Apostle of God and for its affection toward Imam Reza, from long distances toward the Razavi illuminated shrine”.
Referring to a tradition on the importance of pilgrimage from Imam Sadeq (A), Abuali reiterated, “This great Imam says: God bless one who has revived our order. It has also been said in another tradition that whoever goes to the pilgrimage of Hazrat Reza in Tous while he is aware of the fact that Imam Reza is, after the father, the first person to be obeyed as determined by God is like one who has visited Prophet Muhammad”.
Noting that the group encountered lots of difficulties on the way, he added, “Most of the caravan’s members are senior citizens. All of these pilgrims tolerated the route’s problems including the cold weather so that they can come the pilgrimage of their lord”.
Appreciating services given by the Islamic Republic of Iran and authorities of Astan Quds Razavi, this Iraqi pilgrim said, “Iranian people warmly welcomed us and they served us in the best possible way while we were on the way to Mashhad”.
Saying that all Iraqi people are eager to visit Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Reza shrine, he reminded, “We are very happy to come to the pilgrimage of Imam Reza on the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S)”.