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Iran to resume Hajj flights, following two years of suspension

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.

Assassinated IRGC officer laid to rest in Tehran

People have held a funeral in Tehran for a member of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps who was assassinated on Sunday by two attackers in the Iranian capital.

Bidding farewell to martyr Hassan Sayyd Khodaee after assassination in Tehran

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.

Ayatollah Khamenei offers condolences over death of Shia cleric

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.

Iran’s speaker congratulates counterparts and Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

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.

Amir Abdollahian congratulates Muslim FMs on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has sent separate messages to his counterparts from Islamic countries, congratulating them on Eid al-Fitr.

Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers in Tehran, other cities

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 congratulates Muslim nations on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian President Erbrahim Raisi has congratulated leaders and people of Islamic countries on Eid al-Fitr.

Iran declares Tuesday as Eid al-Fitr

The office of the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has declared Tuesday as Eid al-Fitr.

Vahidi: Still no visa-free entry for land travelers between Iran, Iraq

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says people still cannot travel between Iran and Iraq through land borders without visas.

Iran says al-Aqsa Mosque must be protected under intl. law

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 offers condolences over passing of Shia cleric’s wife

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.

Ramadan highlight: Iranians mark 2nd ‘Night of Destiny’ with prayers till dawn

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.

Daily: Iraq refuses to issue visa for Iranian pilgrims

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.

First Qadr night marked at Imam Khomeini mausoleum in Tehran

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.

Intl. Islamic forum urges firm action against Quran desecration in Sweden

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.

Official: About 40,000 Iranians can perform Hajj this year

Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi says about 40,000 Iranians can take part in this year’s annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Imam Reza Holy Shrine in Mashhad offers iftar to thousands of pilgrims

The Imam Reza Holy Shrine in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad offers iftar to pilgrims visiting the site during the month of Ramadan.

The traditional ritual of Gargee’an in 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: Swedish government accountable for sacrilege against Quran

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.

Intl. holy Quran exhibition begins in Tehran

The 29th edition of the International Holy Quran Exhibition began in Tehran on Saturday with the presence of Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaili.

‘Stabbing attack in Mashhad enemy plot to divide Iran, Afghanistan’

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.

Police dismiss reports on demolition of mosque in Zahedan

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.

Exhibitions of handwritten copies of Quran in Shiraz tourist attractions

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.

Gathering for Qur’an recital at Isfahand’s Chahar Bagh

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.

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