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Iran to celebrate Eid al-Fitr Wednesday

Muslims across Iran and various other nations are set to observe Eid al-Fitr tomorrow, Wednesday, signifying the conclusion of the sacred fasting month of Ramadan following the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal on Tuesday evening.

Worshippers hold vigils, pray on Laylat-al-Qadr across Iran

Worshippers held all-nigh vigils at mosques and religious sites across Iran on Laylat-al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny), saying prayers in supplication and asking for divine forgiveness.

Iranians hold night vigil to pray on second night of Laylat al-Qadr 

Iranians flocked to mosques and religious centers on Sunday night to hold vigil on the second night of Laylat al-Qadr when the Holy Qur’an was revealed to the revered Prophet of Islam over 14 centuries ago. 

Iranians hold large Laylat al-Qadr ceremony in Imam Reza shrine

Millions of people took part in the rituals of first night of Laylat al-Qadr in the month of Ramadan in the holy Shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, on Friday night in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

Iranians mark Laylat al-Qadr with prayers, night vigil 

Muslims across the world and Iran have held night vigils at mosques and religious centers with prayers to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Destiny, when the Muslim holy book Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over 14 centuries ago. 

Grand bazaar bustle: Tehran’s residents flock for new year, Ramadan preparations

In a vibrant display of tradition and community spirit, tens of thousands of Iranian residents flooded Tehran's Grand Bazaar ahead of the new year and during the holy month of Ramadan.

Iran calls on Muslim countries to unite against Israeli genocide in Gaza on occasion of Ramadan

Congratulating the Muslim world on the occasion of Ramadan, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian urged Islamic states to unite against the Israeli regime's ongoing genocidal war against the Gaza Strip on the occasion of the holy fasting month.

Israeli police warn curbing Palestinians access to Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan may fuel tensions

Israeli police have warned that imposing restrictions on the entry of Palestinians to Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan could inflame tensions in Jerusalem.

Iranians skip sleep to mark third ‘Night of Destiny’

Millions of Iranians skipped sleep and prayed until dawn on Thursday and early hours of Friday to commemorate the third night that Shia Islam believes could be Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Destiny, during the fasting month of Ramadan, when holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Iranians pray till dawn to mark second ‘Night of Destiny’

Millions of 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, as the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan draws to a close.

Simple iftar in the holy shrine of Imam Reza, during Ramadan in Iran’s Mashhad

During the holy month of Ramadan, the pilgrims of Imam Reza, the eight Shia Imam, will be served with hot food and iftar in the northeastern city of Mashhad. 

Iran’s ambassador joins Iftar ceremony with Saudi counterpart in Norway

Iran’s ambassador to Norway joins an Iftar ceremony hosted by his Saudi counterpart in the Scandinavian country, weeks after Tehran and Riyadh announced a historic agreement to resume diplomatic ties.

Tar Halva: Persian Dessert Perfectly Suitable for Ramadan

Tar Halva is a traditional dessert from Iran’s southern city of Shiraz, cooked mainly in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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.

Over 200k worshipers perform Eid prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque

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.

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.

Heavy traffic in Iran’s northbound roads ahead of Eid al-Fitr holidays

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.

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.

Reshteh Khoshkar: A Yummy Cookie for Ramadan

Reshteh Khoshkar is a tasty Iranian cookie favourite with fasting Muslims as well as other people in the holy month of Ramadan.

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.

Persian Haleem: A Yummy, Nutritious Meal for Fast-Breaking

Haleem, a stew-like Middle Eastern dish, is a traditional and very nutritious meal.

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.

Table of iftar on the Nature Bridge

The Nature Bridge in Tehran hosted over 2,000 fasting people on the birthday anniversary of Imam Hassan Mojtaba (PBUH), the second Shia Imam, with a table stretching for over 270 meters to receive them for iftar.

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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