The Shia celebrates Eid al-Ghadeer on Saturday which marks the day when Prophet of Islam appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUM) as the first Shia Imam.
The Shia Muslims believe that Imam Ali cared so much about the impoverished and did whatever in his power to help them. He dedicated his life to the poor and Shia follows his path, especially in difficult times.
After the outbreak of coronavirus, many people were affected by its economic consequences.
Iranian have been helping the needy since the beginning of the pandemic in the form of livelihood assistance packages. This indicates their adherence to the values deemed significant by Imam Ali.
This year Eid al-Ghadir coincides with worldwide pandemic which made the Muslims especially Shia in the Islamic Republic of Iran launch national wide charity movements.