Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali, Iran

The Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali (also known as Imam zadeh Mohammad Al Awsat) is a mausoleum in Aran va Bidgol (a village located about 15 kilometers north west of the city of Kashan) Situated in Mid North Iran.

Hilal ibn Ali is believed to be buried in this holy shrine. Just outside the mosque are graves of martyrs died during the war Iran fought against Iraq (1980- 1988).   The Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali is covered with an elaborate decorative and colorful overlay. In Aran va Bidgol there are several holy shrines and mausoleums that belong to prophet Muhammad’s offsprings (Hilal ibn Ali was the son of Ali who was the cousin and son-in-law of  the prophet Muhammad).

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