Shia Muslims across the world on Friday attended ceremonies celebrating the birthday anniversary of Imam al-Ridha, peace be upon him.
Thousands gathered at the holy shrine of Imam al-Ridha, peace be upon him, in Mashhad, northeast Iran, to mark the auspicious occasion.
The pilgrims prayed and engaged in celebratory activities on the merry occasion.
Shias around the world held ceremonies in mosques, community centers and even street corners by chanting religious verses, and serving variety of sweets and soft drinks.
Shia media outlets were also in a celebratory mood on Friday, intermittently interrupting the regular programs to broadcast images of the Imam’s holy shrine and celebrations underway in Mashhad and other cities.