Iran-Iraq holy shrines, flagbearers of unity, brotherhood between two nations
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
The holy shrines in Iran and Iraq must be the flagbearers of unity and brotherhood between the two countries.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The holy shrines in Iran and Iraq must be the flagbearers of unity and brotherhood between the two countries.
Announcing the above in a meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Mashhad, Hoj. Marvi, the chief custodian of Astan Quds Razavi pointed to the cultural and historical similarities between the two countries, saying: “The joint cultural heritage between Iran and Iraq has thousands of years of historical and religious background. Most importantly, the love of the Infallible Household of the Prophet (pbuh) has created a strong bond between the hearts and minds of the people in the two countries.”
He added that “Arba’een march is a unique international phenomenon that manifests the power and stability of Iraq along with all its spiritual privileges.”
He termed Mashhad as the meeting place of the lovers of Imam Reza (AS) from across the world, expressing honor to host millions of Iraqi pilgrims every year.
“The enemies attack these points of sovereignty and unity through media channels and propaganda,” said the chief custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, adding that such hatred and animosity are a reaction to the growing friendship between the people of Iran and Iraq and their love of the family of the Prophet (pbuh).
Hoj. Marvi thanked the Iraqi prime minister for his agreement with the Iranian president in removing visa charges between the two countries. “Undoubtedly, the cooperation of your government and the people of Iraq with Iran will immensely affect deepening of emotional and historical ties between the two nations despite US sanctions.”
Elsewhere, Hoj. Marvi expressed Astan Quds Razavi’s readiness to play a more influential role in boosting the bilateral relations between Iran and Iraq.
Astan Quds Razavi, as he briefed the senior Iraqi official, is a fully religious and popular institution that is rendering services to the pilgrims at a holy shrine which is 1,200 years old. “The public affections toward this holy shrine through those long years, have transformed it into a foundation highly capable in economic, cultural, educational and academic fields. These privileges can be good grounds for increasing interactions between the two countries.”
The two officials met on April 7 in Velayat Hall of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine in Mashhad.
Astan Quds Razavi is the body in charge of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS).