MASHHAD AL RIDHA (as)
Mashhad is the capital of Khorasan province in the North East of Iran, 892 km away from Tehran. After the martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Musa Al-Ridha (pbuh) and his burial there in 203 AH, the place came to be known as Mashhad Al-Ridha. Astan-Qods-Razavi (the name given to the physical buildings comprising the Haram) is one of the most beautiful and glorious religious places in Iran. The best of Islamic art and architecture can be seen in the unique and significant monuments where Islamic art and faith is embedded.