Author: Mohammadh

What is Ziyarat?

In Islam, ziyarah or is a form of pilgrimage to sites associated with Prophet Muhammad, his family members and descendants, his companions and other venerated figures in Islam such as the prophets, Saints and Islamic scholars. Sites of pilgrimage include mosques, graves, battlefields, mountains, and caves.

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The Great Mosque of Kufa

In the heart of the old garrison city of Kufa, sits the grand mosque, Masjid E Kufa. Built in the middle of the 7thCentury, Masjid E Kufa is one of the oldest mosques that can be found anywhere in the world.

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Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in Mashhad, Iran

Mashhad 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. Mashhad grew from a small village called Sanabad, 24 km away from Tus. After the martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Musa Al-Ridha and his burial there in 203 AH, the place came to be known as Mashhad Al-Ridha.

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