The latest news and views about the holy Islamic month of Ramadan
Tar Halva is a traditional dessert from Iran’s southern city of Shiraz, cooked mainly in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
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.
More than 200,000 worshipers performed the Eid al-Fitr prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds on Monday morning.
Heavy traffic has been reported in the roads leading to Caspian Sea resorts in northern Iran, a highly popular tourist destination among Iranians, in the run-up to the Eid al-Fitr holidays.
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.
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.
Haleem, a stew-like Middle Eastern dish, is a traditional and very nutritious meal.
The Imam Reza Holy Shrine in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad offers iftar to pilgrims visiting the site during the month of Ramadan.
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.
A group of people in the Iranian city of Semnan have been making traditional cookies for the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.
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.
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.
Thousands of Iranian people attended the Qadr Night ceremonies held outdoors across the country while observing the health protocols to contain further spread of the coronavirus.
The Iranian president has congratulated heads of Islamic states on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered congratulations to the leaders, governments and people of Islamic countries on the arrival of Eid al-Fitr.
The holy month of Ramadan is coupled with special customs and traditions in towns and villages in the central Iranian province of Hamadan.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Eid al-Fitr congregational prayers will be held nationwide on the last day of the holy month of Ramadan.
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has commended the people and authorities for united action in the fight against COVID-19, saying such perfect accord, unlike in certain developed countries, has enabled Iran to reopen businesses and resume religious activities in compliance with the health protocols.
Archaeologists in the Iranian city of Nishapur have discovered an engraved earthen bowl with an inscription bearing a hadith from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) related to the holy month of Ramadan.
Iranian people on Tuesday night observed health protocols at religious sites where Qadr night rituals were held nationwide, says the country's health minister.