SHRINE OF HAZRAT-E ABD OL-AZIMAbdol Azim Tehran
SHRINE OF HAZRAT-E ABD OL-AZIM
Hazrat-e Abd ol-Azim, a third-century descendant of Imam Hassan, the second Imam, was martyred in the 9th century AD in Rey and buried here in the center of the modern Rey. Two other mausoleums, those Imamzadeh Hamzeh, Imam Reza?s brother, and Imamzadeh Tahir, son of Hazrat-e Sajjad, are located adjacent to this shrine. The sanctuary is a very popular pilgrimage site. The whole construction consists of a portal; a lofty ivan decorated with mirrors, several courtyards, a golden dome of the sanctuary, two tile minarets, a portico, a sepulcher, and a mosque. Various inscriptions found in the complex, mainly date from the 14th century AD. The mirror-work, paintings, and gilding of the structure belong to the 19th century AD. Renovations, reparations, and expansions are still being carried out in this structure. Adjoining this holy tomb, there are some other tombs belonging to the Qajar monarchs, Ulamas, religious scholars, other personalities, poets, national heroes, etc. It was on leaving this shrine after Friday prayers that Nasser od-Din Shah was assassinated in 1896.
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