Shia Muslims begin celebrating the sacred month of Rajab due to birth anniversaries of many infallible leaders of Islam in this month according to the Islamic lunar calendar. They are commemorating the birth anniversary of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS), the fifth infallible Imam of Shia Islam on the first Rajab (today).
Shia areas, mosques and Imam Bargahs are decorated and illuminated. Special congregations are being held where religious scholars are speaking on salient features of the holy life of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS).
Imam Baqir remained the torch bearer of true Islam during the tenure of dynastic and despotic regime that persecuted true Muslims during their misrule.