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News ID: 38194
Publish Date: 13:29 - 21 April 2019
Millions of Shia Muslims around the world, including in Iran, have joined celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of the Twelfth and last Shia Imam, Imam Mahdi (PBUH).

World’s Shias celebrate Imam Mahdi’s birth anniversaryTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -The celebrations are especially joyous and popular in Iran, where the anniversary fell on Sunday this year.

To mark the occasion, Iranians bedeck the streets, hang lights around villages, towns, and cities, attend festive events at mosques and religious centers, and distribute votive refreshments.

Imam Mahdi (PBUH) was born on the 15th day of the month of Sha’ban on the lunar calendar around 1,200 years ago.

He is known as the Savior among Shias, who believe he will reappear on earth as per divine decree, establishing peace and ridding the world of injustice, discrimination, and other instances of evil.


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