One of the well-known areas in Tehran and has become famous among the Iranian people is Abdul Azim's shrine. This place is one of the oldest shrines in Tehran, which is always the center of attention of many believers. This shrine is located in one of the religious cities of Tehran called Shahr Ray, which is one of the most valuable cities in terms of history.
Hazrat Abdul Azim bin Abdullah Hasani (peace be upon him) (173-252 A.H.), known as Abdul Azim Hosni, Shah Abdul Azim and Seyyed al-Karim, is a descendant of Imam Hassan Mojtabi (peace be upon him), who reaches him through four intermediaries. According to the historians, Hazrat Abdulazim Alam was considered as an ascetic, a devotee, and one of the great hadith scholars and trusted by Shia in his time. The praises that the infallible imams (peace be upon them) gave to him show his scientific and trustworthy personality. The place of his grave and shrine is located in Shahr Ray, a suburb of Tehran, which is of interest to Shiites.
According to what was narrated in the birth and death history of Hazrat Abdul Azim (peace be upon him), he lived in the lifetime of five imams from the Imams of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them), i.e. Imam Kazim (peace be upon him) to Imam Askari (peace be upon him), and what is certain and accepted is that he was the witness of Imam Javad (peace be upon him). and Imam Hadi (peace be upon him) and narrated many hadiths from them.
The most important sign of the spiritual greatness and inner authority of Hazrat Abdul Azim (peace be upon him) is the equality of the virtue of visiting his grave with the virtue of visiting the martyrs of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him). He was one of the outstanding political and religious figures and one of the prominent scholars of his time.
Introduction of different parts of Abdul Azim Hasani shrine
If you have visited this shrine, you will definitely see different parts such as the silver shrine, the new courtyard, various pavilions, the porches built around the new courtyard, Amin al-Sultan school building, Toti garden, Imamzadeh Taher court which is in the eastern part of the shrine. Abdulazim Hosni is located; there is a mirrored porch, and the silver shrine of Imamzadeh Hamza.
All these parts were built in different times of history and currently the restoration and construction continues so that this building reaches the future generations in perfect health.
Shah Abdul Azim Museum
As it was said, this shrine has a long history and this has also caused precious and valuable objects to be remembered from this collection. These objects are kept in the Museum of Abdul Azim Hasani Shrine. These objects include various items, such as items that people, princes and rich people have donated to this collection in different periods, which are now known as exquisite works of Islamic Iran.
Among the objects and works that can be mentioned are as follows:
- From there, the shrine is very old, its constituent parts are also old, so one of the works in the museum are different doors from different eras, which belong to the Timurid, Safavid and Qajar eras. The oldest existing doors date back to the 6th and 7th lunar centuries.
- Other old works include steel locks with inscriptions that were used for shrines and different doors.
- Pottery objects dating from the 4th millennium BC to the 13th century and other pottery works that exist in this museum thanks to the cultural heritage organization.
- Paintings related to Karbala event or Resurrection and other related matters that have been remembered since ancient times, as well as calligraphic panels and decorations that are all kept in this museum.
- Some metal objects and works that are not limited to the shrine and are left from the first millennium BC.
Now the shrine of Hazrat Abdul Azim is considered a place of pilgrimage for Muslims. After the pilgrimage, you can go to the old markets that are 500 years old to buy souvenirs and enjoy the tourist attractions and restaurants nearby.