Iranian faithful gather in Shah Abdol Azim shrine to recite Quran during Ramadan month / Photos

Lines of pious Muslims gathered in an Iranian shrine Wednesday to studiously recite verses from the Quran on what was the midway point of the holy month of Ramadan.

TEHRAN, Iran (AhlulBayt News Agency) - Lines of pious Muslims gathered in an Iranian shrine Wednesday to studiously recite verses from the Quran on what was the midway point of the holy month of Ramadan.

During Ramadan month, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Muslims abstain from food, drink and sexual relations between sunrise and sunset and spend more time during the day focused on religious furtherance and charitable acts.

The Shah Abdol Azim shrine in Rey, south of the capital Tehran, was full of religious faithful, who were sat in rows on the rugs laid out on the floor.

Sat separately, men and women sat read from Quran’s propped up on wooden book stands.

This shrine was constructed for Shah Abdol Azim, a fifth-generation descendant of Imam Hassan, the eldest of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandsons (PBUT) who is revered by members of Shia Islam as the 2nd Imam.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a Shia majority theocracy.


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