Imam Ar-Raza (peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The followers and Shia of each Imam are involved in a pledge that they should fulfill for him. The pilgrimage to the Imam’s shrine is a sign of the perfection of fulfilling that pledge. Hence, the Imam, on the Day of Resurrection, will intercede to him who visits his shrine out of desire and credence to the Imam.” [Bihar-ul-Anwar; vol. 22, page 6 (as quoted from Oyounu Akhbar ir-Riza, Ilal-ush-Sharaayi, and Ibn Qolawayh’s Kamil-uz-Ziyara)][/B][/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT]