According to Astan Quds Razavi News Website, after visiting the Razavi Holy Shrine and enjoying its spiritual atmosphere, this group of pilgrims also enjoyed the cultural programs at Kousar portico provisioned by Astan Quds Razavi.
These seminary students were from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Yemen, Germany, Nigeria, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Canada, Madagascar, France, Tanzania, etc. and they are all studying at al-Zahra University in Iran. These pilgrims renewed their promise to Imam Reza (A.S.) by coming to this pilgrimage.
Holding religious lectures, sessions of teaching, and question and answer, cultural contests, Islamic injunctions sessions, collective prayers, and recitation of Imam Reza’s (A.S.) prayer book and Sabah and Amin Allah prayers are some programs for this group of non-Iranian seminary students provisioned by Astan Quds Razavi. These cultural programs have all drawn the attention of this group of pilgrims.
Visiting Museums of Qur’an, Central, Supreme Leaders’ Presents, and Mr. Farshchian and Astan Quds Razavi’s Center of Exhibitions and Conferences were some other programs of these non-Iranian seminary students studying at al-Zahra University.
Also, after enjoying various cultural and religious programs, all these female students were invited to the banquet hall of Imam Reza (A.S.).
On the sideline of this pilgrimage, Simyeh Arast who was a Turkish member of this group said, “The eighth Imam (A.S.) can cure all the human’s mental and physical problems”.
She said that Mashhad has got a very special position because of the presence of illuminated shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) in a way that one will not feel tiredness even if he has lots of travels to this holy city. He also added, “I was nine years old when I came to this Holy Shrine for the first time and observed hijab”.
This student of al-Zahra University emphasized, “Razavi Holy Shrine is a peace of paradise and when one enters into this complex he feels this paradise-like sense in himself”.
Saying that emergence of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) is my first request from Imam Reza (A.S.), Arast said, “Holy Shrine of the eighth Imam (A.S.) is a safe shelter in which the pilgrim receives mental calmness”.
It is reminded that offering cultural packages and visit cards to make these pilgrims’ future connections easier were other services rendered to this group of non-Iranian pilgrims.
Keywords: Seminary, Student, Razavi, Imam Reza, Pilgrim.