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Iran Air will begin Hajj flights on June 12 to take Iranian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia after a two-year hiatus, an official with the airline announced.
A ceremony to bid farewell to Hassan Sayyd Khodaee, who was assassinated outside his home in Tehran on Sunday, has been held at Meraj Shohada section of Behesht-e Zahra cemetery with the presence of his family members and mourners.
The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has offered condolences over the passing of Iranian Shia Muslim cleric Hojatoleslam Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia to his family and all those who followed and loved him.
Iranian Parliament Speaker congratulated his counterparts in Islamic countries and Muslims around the world on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has sent separate messages to his counterparts from Islamic countries, congratulating them on Eid al-Fitr.
Millions of the faithful Iranians have marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramdan and its month-long fasting, with Eid congregational prayers across the country.
Iranian President Erbrahim Raisi has congratulated leaders and people of Islamic countries on Eid al-Fitr.
Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says people still cannot travel between Iran and Iraq through land borders without visas.
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has strongly condemned the latest Israeli desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque and warned Tel Aviv of the consequences of its actions. He stressed that the holy site must be protected under international law.
Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered condolences over the passing of Ayatollah Javadi Amoli’s wife in a message to the cleric and his family.
As the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan nears its end, Iranians stayed awake all night for a second time to mark ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ or ‘the Night of Destiny,’ when, according to Islamic scriptures, the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad some 14 centuries ago.
The Iranian state-run newspaper Iran has in an editorial criticized the Iraqi government for failing to keep its word to waive visa for Iranian pilgrims willing to visit the Arab country’s religious sites.
Iranian officials and ordinary citizens mark the first of three nights in the month of Ramadan known as laylatul-qadr, or Qadr Night, at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in southern Tehran, on Wednesday. Here are photos of the event.
The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought roundly condemned the planned desecration of the Holy Quran by extremists in Sweden, calling on relevant global and domestic institutions to bring the perpetrators to justice under existing laws.
Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi says about 40,000 Iranians can take part in this year’s annual Hajj pilgrimage.
The Imam Reza Holy Shrine in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad offers iftar to pilgrims visiting the site during the month of Ramadan.
Gargee’an, or qarqee’an, is the name of a popular ritual among Arabs in Iran’s Khouzestan and Hormozgan, and in Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, eastern Saudi Arabia (Ahsa and Qatif), and the United Arab Emirates.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman has strongly condemned the sacrilege of the Holy Quran by a Danish politician in one of Sweden’s cities, saying the Swedish government must be held accountable for the insulting act.
A high-ranking Iranian cleric says the recent stabbing attack in the city of Mashhad, which killed two clerics and wounded another, was an act of sedition by Iran’s enemies and meant to drive Iran and Afghanistan apart.
The police in southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan has dismissed reports on social media about the destruction of a mosque in the Sunni-majority city.
During this year’s holy month of Ramadan, an exhibition has kicked off in the city of Shiraz that has put on display 40 handwritten copies of the Quran and prayers dating back to the 5th to 14th centuries in the Jahan Nama Garden Museum and Delgosha Garden Museum.
In the course of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, groups of people in the central city of Isfahan get together for reciting Quran at the historical Chahar Bagh Boulevard.