Razavi shrine ‘imparting spiritual calmness’ to visitors

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – A professor of Melbourne University has said spiritual atmosphere of Imam Reza (as) Holy Shrine provides the pilgrims with ‘a sense of calmness and security.’

David Wilmas who was visiting the Shrine told Astan Quds news center that the visit was his fourth to Iran and “I visit Mashhad and Imam Reza (as) Holy Shrine whenever I come here."

He visited the shrine for the first time in 2004; "whenever I arrive at the Razavi complex, I encounter with more developments both in the expansion of courtyards and porticos, and also in the shrine's architectures," he said. Wilmas then visited the museum of Astan Quds; “Muslims, especially Iranians display much affection in Qur'an and Household of the Apostle of God (as); therefore, they invest their best and most valuable arts and properties in the efforts to recognize and commemorate these honorable people.”

"Large and small porticos and courtyards next to each other and the tile and mirror works created by expert artists and masters have bestowed upon the shrine beauty emulated by no other mausoleum in the country," he asserted. Still another pilgrim and a company to Wilmas’ group is Lebo Molefe; "I'm really happy to have the opportunity to visit Imam Reza (as) Holy Shrine in my first travel to this beautiful country,” she told the news center. "Since I have many Muslim colleagues in Africa, I'm familiar with their customs a lot. However, Islam is different in Iran, thanks to Imam Reza's (A.S.) presence."

"Many exquisite Qurans have been collected by this beautiful museum. These Qurans have been written with different calligraphers and they are all unique in the world,” Molefe added. Molefe, a South African by origin and Johannesburg's Director of Meteorology Organization believed similar museums in her home country and across Africa, but ancient and unique objects kept at Astan Quds Razavi museums made these museums very special and unique.

Wilmas and Molefe are members of a group of participants of Mashhad Metropolis Conference who visited Razavi Shrine and its central museum and Quran treasury.

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