In addition to their pilgrimage in Razavi Holy Shrine, this 50-person group visited Astan Quds Razavi’s museums including treasury of Qur’ans and exquisites, hand written Qur’ans attributed to the infallible Imams (A.S.), Mr. Farshchian’s museum, hall of calligraphy, book covers, and writing instruments and treasury of the Supreme Leader’s gifts.
On the sideline of this visitation, Mustafa Grobah, a student of al-Mustafa International University and a person who have committed the entire Qur’an to his memory, said, “Glory and grandeur of the household of the Apostle of God (A.S.) are the main reason for different people’s travel to holy cities including Mashhad”.
Referring to the keen interest of African Muslims in having a pilgrimage in Imam Reza’ (A.S.) Holy Shrine, he added, “If a person wants to leave an African country for Mashhad, he will be seen off by hundreds of people. Also, he will be asked to have a vicarious pilgrimage on their part”.
Introducing his Shiite religion as a result of Sheikh Zakzaky’s propagation, Mustafa Grobah reiterated, “Name of household of the Apostle of God (A.S.) could not be heard nowhere in Africa, before Sheikh Zakzaky’s propagation. Trying his greatest efforts to wide spread Islamic culture; this great scholar could turn lots of people’s attention to the grandeur of this divine religion”.
Noting that spiritual atmosphere of the Razavi Holy Shrine modifies human soul a lot, this African seminary student said, “Attending Imams’ (A.S.) Holy Shrines in different countries, Muslims can reach message of the infallible Imams (A.S.) to all the world people”.
Reciting special blessings of Imam Reza (A.S.), showing a video clip on the Razavi Shrine, offering cultural gifts, holding religious lectures, arranging question, answer, and training sessions, holding cultural contests and sessions of Islamic injunctions, and holding collective prayers are among the programs provisioned by Astan Quds Razavi’s non-Iranian pilgrims’ office. All these services were rendered at Ghadir portico of the Razavi Shrine.
It is mentioned that this group of Razavi pilgrims were invited to Hazrat Reza’s (A.S.) banquet hall, after their visitation from Astan Quds Razavi’s central museum and performing collective prayers of noon and afternoon.