There came and went many people who sowed a star in this large celestial space. The opportunity to serve turned unique in shining after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in such a way that today, three decades after the revolution, the history of architecture of Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) can be divided into two parts: from martyrdom of Imam Reza (A.S.) to the victory of the Islamic Revolution and from the victory of the Islamic Revolution to the present; in both periods, the capability and success of Islamic management is undoubtedly evident for any fair person.
From the very beginning after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Astan Quds Razavi based its activities on services aiming the propagation of Islamic culture and knowledge, the expansion of religious, worship, cultural, and service spaces and the creation of further facilities for pilgrims of Imam Reza (A.S.).
Emphasizing the culture, such activities, with the contribution of the lovers of Imam Reza (A.S.) as its main axis, are performed in the frameworks of Central Organization, Supreme Cultural Organization, and Razavi Economical Organization including cultural, social, and economical institutions and subsidiaries.
From the very beginning, there was a certain emphasis on the expansion of spaces for pilgrimage and worshipping and other places needed for pilgrims. In fact, some essential works were accomplished in this field and the sacred premises increased from 120,000 sqms to over one million sqms after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
Through presenting some brief information about the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) and the sacred premises, historical structures, services and welfare activities performed in Astan Quds Razavi, the present collection tries to introduce these achievements to the pilgrims of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.).
In a part of this collection, the structures present in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) are dealt with form artistic and historical point of view and a brief definition has been given to each one for better comprehension of professional expressions and terms. The conception of beauties emerging in the architecture of Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.), however, is a favor granted beyond all watchings and readings for those who recite entrance permission to the shrine with another vision.