RNA – On the twenty-fifth day of the Islamic month of Shawwal [June 29th], mourning ceremonies marking the martyrdom anniversary of the sixth Infallible Imam of the Shi’ah school of thought, Imam Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq, were held in the presence of scholars, seminarians, clerics and various groups of people at the homes at offices of various sources of emulation in the Iranian holy city of Qom.
According to Shi’ah sources, the Imam was poisoned by Mansour al-Diwaniqi on Shawwal 25th, 148/December 14th, 765 CE] in Madinah and passed away as a result.
The mourning ceremonies of the Shi’ah religious authorities were held at the offices of at the offices of Ayatollahs Hoseyn Vahid-Khorasani, Lotfollah Safi-Golpaygani, Naser Makarem-Shirazi, Seyyed Musa Shobeyri-Zanjani, Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani, Ja’far Sobhani Abdollah Javadi-Amoli and other scholars.
In these ceremonies, the sources of emulation, along with other groups of people, mourned over the martyrdom of Imam al-Sadiq and conveyed their condolences over this tragedy to the Imam of the Time, Imam al-Mahdi.
A mourning ceremony for Imam al-Sadiq was held at the office of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, in Qom with the participation of scholars, clerics, seminarians and various classes of people.
In these ceremonies, the speakers explained the virtues of Imam al-Sadiq and eulogists also read eulogies and lamentations in honour of the Imam.
As with previous years, Ayatollah Vahid-Khorasani also held a mourning ceremony at his office which was attended by seminarians, clerics, scholars and various groups of people.
From the door of his office door on Safayeh Street, participated in a march with a group of mourners, and conveyed his condolences on the martyrdom of the head of the Shi’ah school of thought to Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah.
At the end of the commemoration, Ayatollah Vahid-Khorasani met with the lovers of the Purified Imams and participated in mourning for Imam al-Sadiq.
Also on these days of mourning, Qom, the sanctuary of the Ahl al-Bayt had different atmosphere and the people of this holy city, by holding mourning ceremonies and the establishment of mourning groups, engaged in mourning.
People attended the Holy Shrine of the Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah and the Holy Jamkaran and mourned for Imam al-Sadiq and offered their condolences to the “Karimah Ahl al-Bayt” [The Benevolent Lady of the Ahl al-Bayt] and Imam al-Mahdi.
Rasa News Agency