The traditional Khotbah ceremony was held on the night of the martyrdom of Imam Reza(A.S.) in Astan Quds Razavi

The traditional Khotbah ceremony was held in sadness and grief of pilgrims and servants last night after Maqrib and Isha prayers in Inqelab Islami Courtyard of the Razavi Holy Shrine.
Having light tulip candles in their hands, Razavi Holy Shrine’s servants made a circle around the Courtyard. To observe customs of hosting, Astan Quds Razavi’s grand custodian, Hujjat al-Islam Marvi attended this spiritual ceremony and welcomed all the participants.
Razavi servants, standing in regular lines formed around Inqelab Islami Courtyard, expressed their condolences to the 12th Imam (A.S.) by performing their special eulogies.
In continuation of the ritual ceremony, the oration of the martyrdom night of Imam Reza (A.S.)was recited including some testimonies regarding oneness of sacred essence of God, praise to the unique God, salutations and regards to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and infallible Imams (A.S.), and desiring for health and longevity of the Supreme Leader.
Following this Khotbah and eulogy ceremony, all mournful servants of the shrine joined to monody and wept on this great affliction.
It is worth mentioning that while observing healthcare protocols and social distancing rules due to the coronavirus pandemic, they observed health protocols to contain COVID19 crisis and kept the ceremony as short as possible to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Mashhad, October 16, 2020.