Ziyarat 360 Virtual Tour; Unique Spiritual Experiences
With the global outbreak of coronavirus, there’s nothing more soothing and mollifying than visiting the Holy Shrines of our sacred Imams and feeling the presence of their warm helping hand around our lost, dismal hearts. Having trust (and Tawakkul) in God and his will, we shall have hope in the coming of a day in which we would freely travel and go for the spiritual adventures we have long missed. In the meantime, we shall take an alternative, imaginary way to reach out to the bright hands of our leaders and let them into our hearts. Listen to the music by Mr. Karimkhani and enjoy the pilgrimage.
In this virtual tour, your soul will be filled with the spiritual inspiration reflected in the presence of 4 Shia Imams whose shrines are in Iran and Iraq. In this visionary Ziyarat tour, we will visit the holy shrines of Imam Reza in Mashhad, the sacred Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom, the shrine of Shah Cheragh in Shiraz, and we will finally take shelter in the sahn of Imam Hussain Shrine. You can actually feel the spiritual elevation in this virtual tour by putting yourself in the center of high-quality panorama photos.
Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad
Mashhad is the pounding heart of the Muslims in the religious country of Iran. Every year millions of pilgrims (and zuwars) embark on this holy pilgrimage from remote points of departures to experience this faithful bond with their host as they capture the first sight of his Zarih. The glorious gold dome of Imam Reza Shrine nestling at the center of the city has bestowed the whole atmosphere hovering above the city with peaceful tranquility. With such peace of mind, Muslims say prayers, read dua, and Ziyarat namas (Ziyarat texts) and connect and commune with their God and his messenger among the people. Such dazzling bond doubles in the reflection of mirrors in the shrine of Imam Reza, however, this is only the tip of the gorgeous iceberg hidden in this religious site.
In your imagination, walk freely among the vast, extensive marble sahns of the eighth Shia Imam and reflect on this enchanting representation of the Islamic soul in its aesthetic architecture. You can see a great number of people doing it so as they’re sitting under the great chandeliers in great halls, and many of them are being burst into tears as you get to the center of this magical maze, where the tomb of Imam Reza nestles in a golden Zarih. With all the spiritual and architectural values aside, you should not forget that this great complex embraces many beautiful mosques like Goharshad Mosque, gorgeous sahns with particular monuments in their bosom, and fascinating museums about the evolution of Islam in Iran which are all must-sees.
Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom
Qom represents the faithful, mystical face of Iran to the world. The excessive reverence people of Qom hold towards the blessed existence of the pure lady saint of Islam, Fatima Masumeh, has turned the city into the chief city of Shia scholarship. People come all the way to visit the sister of Imam Reza and ask for her endless blessedness and miracles. The faith elevates in such calmness provided and you’ll experience sensations indescribable through words. The golden dome above the tomb of Hazrat Fatima Masumeh points thin beams of illuminating light on the life of zuwars and pilgrims who are sincerely asking for her help.
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Imamzadeh Saleh in Tehran
In the northern part of the capital, the eyes of everyone fall on the azure tiles of the dome that have housed flower patterns and acts like a magnet that calls on the innocent and clear spirits of Muslims. Imamzadeh Saleh Mosque is of great significance among Muslims and people make pledges as Nazri to the generous presence of Saleh, the son of Musa al-Kadhim, and ask for his blessedness in return.
Shah Cheragh in Shiraz
Most of the visitors of the city of spring in Iran aim to see the cultural and historical gems of Shiraz; however, it’s almost impossible to travel to Shiraz and not to pay a visit to The King of the Light. The magnificence of the two sons of the seventh Imam grabs the souls of the blameless and the innocents and covers them in the embrace of serenity and nudges their mind away from worldly thoughts. Just as the mirrored tiles spread the light of the chandeliers all over the praying halls, the presence of these two saints does the same to the whole town and its residents.
If you are interested to read more about The holy shrines in Iran you can read the following Iran Ziyarat Guide.
Imam Hussain Shrine in Karbala
In our pilgrimage taking the path beyond boundaries, we’ll go across the counties and visit the neighbor of Iran. Iraq, having embosomed the shrines of notable figures in Islam, is definitely a must-Ziyarat destination. Owed to the venerated shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf, and Imam Musa al-Kadhim in Baghdad, the holy shrine of Imam Hussain and his brother, Abbas ibn Ali in Karbala, the whole country of Iraq is breathing a religious sacred air. In the sahns around the holy shrine of Imam Husain, you can read “Labaik Ya Hussain” in the blurred eyes of pilgrims. The story of Karbala and the history behind it will bring tears into your eyes. No spiritual experience equals the glorious experience of visiting Imam Hussain and a heart to heart conversation with him ever. This special bond between Imam Husain and his lovers has turned Karbala into a utopia of some sort for them, a heaven on earth, which invites them to the selfless act of Arbaeen Pilgrimage each year and takes them to this heaven on bare feet.
The people of Karbala treat all the visitors with high respect, regardless of their religion or beliefs. The serenity and calmness of the place double the feelings of security and safety. Once you see the zarih of Imam Hussain, you’ll feel out of this world, and all you understand is the rush of emotions and sensations into your body and soul. Beyond the spiritual magnetism of this religious place, there’s an amazing beauty to the architecture of the shrine and the view of Bain-Ul-Harmain calling you to walk on its pathway. There are also instances of history in showcases for those who are interested to know about the tragic tale of Karbala.
There’s no end to this spiritual journey of ours. Yet, we have to bear in our minds that the invaluable presence of our saints, Imams, and their Ahl al-Bayt is not bound to their shrines and their existence goes beyond our realization. We can rely on them whenever we need their tranquilizing spirits. They reside in the hearts of the revert, pious men.
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