The latest news and views about the holy Islamic month of Ramadan
Eid al-Fitr Prayers to Be Held Nationwide at End of Ramadan: Iran
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.
Rouhani Hails Iranians for Observing Health Protocols on Qadr Nights
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.
Clay Bowl with Hadith from Prophet Muhammad Unearthed in Iran
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.
Iranians Attend ‘Qadr Night’ Rituals While Observing Health Protocols
Iranian people on Tuesday night observed health protocols at religious sites where Qadr night rituals were held nationwide, says the country's health minister.
Mosques to Reopen Across Iran in Conformity with Social Distancing Measures
Iran’s Health Ministry has announced details of protocols on the reopening of mosques across Iran ahead of the Qadr nights (Laylat al-Qadr) when people stay awake and pray from midnight till dawn.
Ramadan Traditions in Northwestern Iran
People in western and northwestern Iran have interesting customs and traditions to mark the holy month of Ramadan.
Sholeh-Qalamkar Broth: A Hard to Make, but Mouth-Watering Iranian Food
Sholeh-Qalamkar broth is a popular, traditional Iranian meal with a rather long list of ingredients and a lengthy recipe.
Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan
The Kurdish people of Iran have long had diverse and special rituals for the holy month of Ramadan and still adhere to them.
Iran, Indonesia Pledge to Forge Closer Ties on All Fronts
Iranian and Indonesian presidents have discussed a range of issues during a phone call on Monday.
Iranian, Emirati Foreign Ministers Hold Phone Talks
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had a phone conversation with his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyanon Sunday evening.
Zarif Confers with Omani, Iraqi FMs on COVID-19 Outbreak
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held separate phone conversations with his Omani and Iraqi counterparts, Yusuf bin Alawi and Mohamed Ali Alhakim, on the latest regional developments as well as the COVID-19 outbreak.
Iran’s First VP, FM Congratulate Muslim Nations on Arrival of Ramadan
Iran's first vice president and foreign minister have, in separate messages, offered congratulations to their counterparts in Muslim countries on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Iran’s Leader Attends Quran Recitation Ceremony via Video-Conference
Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has attended a ceremony to recite holy Qur’an via video-conferencing amid the spread of the coronavirus.
Zarif, Qatari Counterpart Discuss Regional Issues
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had a telephone conversation with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Saturday.
Iran Will Never Start Conflict, Tension in Region: President
Iran’s president has told the Emir of Qatar that Tehran is closely watching the US troops’ movements, but will never start a conflict or tension in the region.
Iran Congratulates Leaders of Muslim States on Arrival of Ramadan
President Hassan Rouhani has felicitated leaders of Islamic countries on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.
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 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).