Is Mashhad religious?

Not just a religious city, Mashhad is called the holy city of Iran because it is home to the tomb and shrine of Islam’s eighth Shia Imam, Imam Reza. Every year millions of pilgrims from around the world flock to this shrine, giving it a palpably spiritual and multinational feel.

What’s Mashhad famous for?

Iran’s second largest city and spiritual centre, Mashhad is located in the northeastern province of Khorasan. An historically important transit city along the Silk Road, Mashhad, which literally means ‘place of martyrdom’, is most famous for accommodating the tomb of Imam Reza, the 8th Shia Imam.

Which imam is buried in Mashhad?

Sanctuary of Imam Reza
‘Sanctuary of Imam Reza’) in Mashhad, Iran, is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shias. It is the largest mosque in the world by area.

Is Mashhad worth visiting?

Mashhad, the religious center of the Shia Islam, but also the city of saffron and eastern atmospheres! Visit the Haram area, the religious heart of Mashhad where Shia Muslims from all over the world come together to give their honor to the Imam. Also the Imam Reza Shrine is worth visiting.

Who is buried in Mashhad?

ʿAlī al-Riḍā
It is located in the Kashaf River valley at an elevation of about 1,000 metres. As the burial place of ʿAlī al-Riḍā, the eighth imam in Twelver Shiʿism (Ithnā ʿAshariyyah), Mashhad is an important pilgrimage site.

Is Khorasan Shia or Sunni?

This province, whose people are mainly Shia Muslims, roughly encompassed the western half of the historical Greater Khorasan….Khorasan province.

Khorasan Province استان خراسان Khurasan Khorassan
Former Province
Location of Khorasan within Iran (pre-2004)
Country Iran
Dissolved September 2004