Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has delivered a message of appreciation for the rehabilitation works at Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine in Mashhad, northeast Iran.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has delivered a message of appreciation for the rehabilitation works at Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine in Mashhad, northeast Iran.
The text of the message is as follows:
In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
“I saw the video narration of “Sun Mansion.” The origin of this idea and then the extensive planning for it, and then the search for the places where the operation had to take place, and finally hundreds of precise, elaborate and technical works of art and with the skilled and devoted hands deserve due recognition.
Blessings and greetings to those hands and fingers of the artists and those creative and innovative minds.”
Moreover, Hoj. Ahmad Marvi, the chief custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, in a ceremony held to appreciate people involved in the rehabilitation project stated that in the holy shrine every viewer reaches a certain level of pleasure according to his/her aesthetic understanding, because every piece of art has epistemological concepts with it. “The restoration and repair of the holy shrine must continue and we also have to provide facilities for pilgrims.”
“Due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19 for the presence of pilgrims, despite the dissatisfactions, we turned those days into opportunities which I appreciate and thank all those involved in these projects. During this period, 120 artists in various fields, including painting and calligraphy worked around the clock with other servants and the fruits of their efforts have been to the satisfaction of the Revolution’s Leader,” commented Malik Rahmati, AQR deputy custodian.
He pointed out that to revive the Tohid-khaneh, the opinions of more than 30 experts were asked.
“That is why we can say that with these concerns and sensitivities taken into account, the holy shrine is the place of the best and the most beautiful works of art. That is why the output of the work has satisfied the Revolution’s Leader.
Astan Quds Razavi is the body in charge of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine.