Gates Leading into the Holy Shrine

-Sheikh Al-Tusi Gate

Directly in the middle of the northern side of the outer brick wall, it was named after the Sheikh of the Shia sect, Sheikh Abu Jafar Al-Tusi as the mosque that includes his tomb lies directly opposite the shrine, and next to this specific gate. The gate measures 4.70m in height and 3.40m in width. The gate opens into a 19m long corridor which ends onto the holy courtyard.

-Al-Sa'a Gate

This gate lies at the middle of the eastern side of the outer brick wall. It is also called the Al-Kabeer Gate or the Ali Bin Musa Al-Ridha Gate. It measures 3.10m wide and 3.90m high. The corridor the gate opens into measures 6.40m long.

-Musilm Bin Aqeel Gate

Also called Al-Igal, it is located next to Al-Sa’a Gate, measuring 3.30 m wide and 4m high. The entrance is followed by a 8.90 m long corridor. This gate was constructed in the month of Rajab in 1252 AH.

-Al-Kibla Gate

It lies at the middle of the southern part of the outer brick wall. Its name is derived from its position as it is positioned in the direction of the Qibla. It is 3.97 m wide and is followed by a 8.80 m long corridor that ends onto the holy courtyard.

-Al-Faraj Gate

This gate is located on the western part of the outer brick wall. Opened in the year 1279 AH, it was called by that name as it is located directly opposite Miqm Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance). It is also known as Al-Imara Gate because it was located opposite the Al-Imara Quarter, which was later removed. It is 3.20 meters wide and 4.30 meters high,  leading into a  8.90 meters long corridor.