Mourning Ceremonies Mark Holy Prophet’s Demise Anniversary
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian people attended ceremonies held across the country on Thursday to mourn the passing anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hassan (AS), the second Shiite Imam.
Today is the 28th day of the month of Safar (the second month in the lunar Hijri calendar), which marks the passing away of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and martyrdom of Imam Hassan (AS).
Millions of devotees of the Holy Prophet and the Infallible Imams from across the country, as well as a large number of foreign pilgrims, gathered in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad to mark the occasion.
The pilgrims held mourning ceremonies at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shiite Imam, to honor Prophet Muhammad and Imam Hassan.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani also arrived in Mashhad this morning to take part in the ceremonies.
The majority of the mourners will stay in Mashhad until Saturday to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (AS). They will converge on Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine as well as local mosques and other religious centers to mark the tragic event.