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Public Iftar Ceremony in Tehran Tabiat Bridge

A simple Iftar meal was recently served for the public on Tehran’s iconic Tabiat Bridge with the help of local donors.

Chai-Churak: Special Bread Zanjanis Bake in Ramadan

Chai-churak, or tea-bread in local language, is a small bread made of flour, water, milk, sugar, eggs, oil and sesame seeds.

Iran President Calls for Mass Turnout in Quds Day Rallies

Iran's president has called on people to turn out in droves for International Quds Day rallies on May 31, 2019, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province

Ramadan Rituals in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan

Sistan and Baluchestan province in south-eastern Iran annually turns into the scene of several theatrical rituals during the holy month of Ramadan, some of which date back to 13 centuries ago.

Sunni Iranians Host Largest Fast-Breaking Reception

The longest fast-breaking table in the holy month of Ramadan has been set in a Sunni-majority flood-stricken town in northern Iran.

Iranian People Mark Laylat al-Qadr

In Islamic teachings, Laylat al-Qadr is said to be the night when the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, and Shiite Muslims believe it is a time during which the observers’ fates are set for the next one year.

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack on Pakistan Mosque

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has denounced a deadly terrorist attack at a mosque in the city of Quetta in Pakistan, which killed or wounded dozens of fasting worshippers.

Mild Weather Taking Tehran Citizens to Parks for Iftar

This year, just like the past few years, the holy Islamic month of Ramadan has coincided with the mild season in Iran, and many Iranian families go out to have their Iftar meals in the parks.

Dom-Dom Sahari: Ritual to Wake People at Dawn in Ramadan

The "Dom-Dom Sahari" ritual is among the rites performed in southern Iran in order to wake up people before dawn to say their prayers and eat Suhur (meal eaten at dawn before starting one's daily fast).

Holy Quran Attributed to First Shiite Imam Unveiled in Iran

Iran has unveiled an old manuscript of the holy Quran, which is attributed to Imam Ali, the first Shiite Imam, and considered one of the oldest and most complete manuscripts of the holy book.

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