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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.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Khamenei has donated one billion tomans (40,000 dollars) to win the freedom of needy prisoners.
Saudi Arabia has announced it will allow one million people – from both inside and outside the kingdom – to perform the Hajj this year compared with only a few thousand local pilgrims over the past two years.
A group of people in the Iranian city of Semnan have been making traditional cookies for the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.
Iran’s intelligence minister says the recent terrorist attack at the Imam Reza holy shrine in the northeast of the country is a proof of Takfiris’ malice toward divine Imams.
People in the Iranian city of Mashhad have held a funeral for the second cleric who died of his injuries sustained during Tuesday’s stabbing attack inside the Imam Reza shrine.
A second cleric injured during a stabbing spree in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in Mashhad, northeastern Iran, has died. The stabbing attack happened on Tuesday and instantly killed a cleric identified as Hojatoleslam Aslani and injured two others.
A funeral procession has been held for a clergyman stabbed to death in a knife attack at the Imam Reza Shrine in the city of Mashhad in Iran’s northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province.
The people in Iran’s southern Hormozgan Province, like their other compatriots, have clung firmly to their religious rituals during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which they abstain from all food or drink from dawn to sunset, among other things.
Iran’s Sunni Muslim clerics have sharply condemned a deadly knife attack at the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, urging authorities to bring all those responsible to justice.
With the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Iftar tablecloths return to the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina in Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has commiserated with Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan, a high-ranking Iranian army commander, on the demise of his child.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has led prayers over the body of senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Reyshahri, who passed away earlier this week.
The body of the former Iranian intelligence minister and member of Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri, was laid to rest at Shah Abdolazim Shrine in southern Tehran, after a funeral procession on Thursday.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has offered condolences on the passing away of top Shia cleric, Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri.
Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered condolences over the passing of Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Mohsen Shafiei.