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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.

Iran Congratulates Heads of Islamic States on Arrival of Ramadan

The Iranian president has, in separate messages, congratulated heads of Islamic states on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

Reshte-Khoshkar: A Greasy Cookie Indigenous to Northern Iran

Reshte-Khoshkar is a tasty Iranian cookie native to the northern province of Gilan. The sweat and greasy cookie is usually eaten as a tea-time snack.

Top Iranian Officer Hopes Sustainable Peace Prevails in Muslim World

In messages on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hoped that sustainable peace and calm would prevail in the Muslim world.

Haleem: A Yummy, Nutritious Meal for Fast-Breaking

Haleem, a stew-like Middle Eastern dish, is a traditional and very nutritious meal. Iranians usually have it for breakfast in the morning, or at fast-breaking time at sunset during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

“All Muslim States Must Unite against Israeli Atrocities”

The Iranian foreign ministry has, in a statement released ahead of the International Quds Day, called on the Muslim world to stand up to the shameless crimes committed by the Zionist regime of Israel against the innocent and oppressed nation of Palestine.

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