Today the seventh of October 2021 coincides with the martyrdom anniversary of Eight Infallible Imam of Household of Holy Prophet, Imam Reza (Peace Be Upon Him).

Every year, Iranians hold mourning processions in all cities and towns across the country to pay tribute to Imam Reza (PBUH), who was martyred after being poisoned by the Abbasid Caliph Ma’mun in the year 818 AD.

In the days leading up to the occasions, caravans of pilgrims begin a journey on foot to Iran’s northeastern holy city of Mashhad, which is home to Imam Reza’s holy shrine.