Imam Reza (PBUH) was born in 148 AH, i.e. about (1250) years ago in the city of Medina. His father was Imam Musa ibn Ja'far (PBUH), the seventh Imam of Shia Muslims and his mother was a noble and wise lady named Najma. Imam Reza (PBUH) was born in the same year that his grandfather, Imam Ja'far Sadegh (PBUH), was martyred.
His name is (Ali), but according to the custom among the Arabs, he was called (Abul Hassan).
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year, Muslims from all over the world will held the special ceremonies to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (PBUH), in different ways. Mashhad, in northeast Iran, is home to the holy tomb of Imam Reza.