Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali Reza (a.s.) - Mubarak

Shia Muslims in Iran are celebrating the birthday of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth successor in the Household of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), with special ceremonies held nationwide, especially in the holy city of Mashhad where the Imam is laid to rest.
Large crowds of Shia Muslims from across Iran and many parts of the world, particularly from neighboring countries, have traveled to Mashhad to visit the holy shrine and pay homage to the highly revered Imam, who lived from 765 to 818...Read Full Report 

Imam Reza(AS)'s Assistance to a Pilgrim
Date of Healing: 14th Zill Hujjah, 1107 A.H. (1686 AD)
In 1686, a pilgrim of the holy shrine of Imam Reza(AS) from Qandahar was robbed by highway thieves on his way to Mashhad. They had looted all his belongings and when he was defending himself they had badly injured his shoulder too. Due to this injury he had lost the motor nerves of his hand leaving it totally paralyzed. He had visited many doctors hoping to recover the mobility of his hand and they had done their best to help him but their efforts had born no fruit for the poor Qandahari pilgrim.

He, then visited the blessed shrine of Imam Reza(AS) and started crying. Then with a broken heart he had pleaded to the Holy Imam(AS): "O beloved Imam who got martyred far away from home! I'm your pilgrim, and I too far away from my home! Please help me and heal my hand as I will have lots of problems living without it till the end of my life. While he was praying and reciting the pilgrimage supplications he suddenly noticed that he had been moving his hand without even noticing how easily he did so! He then cried and thanked the Holy Imam(AS).

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