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What is the official religion of Iran?
Iran is an Islamic country.
The official religion in Iran Is Islam, but peoples and government also authorize other faiths. But the most population of Iran are Muslim.
The official rules of Iran are according to Islam and Shia, which is named the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Praying and Islamic morals are not mandatory in Iran; rules like dressing (Hijab) for men and women in public areas are required. (for more information about dress code, you can read the article on the Persian-Hike website, blog section.)
In Iran, various religious ceremonies and festivals are held yearly, an enthusiastic attraction for tourists and foreigners who want to know about and visit Iran.
How many religions are in Iran?
The traditional religions in Iran are Zoroaster and Christianity related, and the people who believed in live together. So, in Iran travelling is allowed to all religiose and you can travel anywhere easily and comfortable.
Where is the Muslim praying area?
Mosques are the praying area for Muslims. Any city or region has its mosques. Muslims can use mosques to pray four times a day to pray together. The Azan is the sign and sings for Praying, which we call “Namaz”.
Azan is a poem or thankful sentence with god in Arabic that calls people to pray.
Various ceremonies and festivals are held in Iran for Eid and mourning; the biggest traditions are Moharam, Safar month, Ramazan (Ramadan) and Shaban month.
During Moharam and Safar month, Iranians are mourning 40 days for the Muslim’s third Imam. The mourning caravans walking in the street and praying is one of Iran’s spiritual tourism.
Ramazan (Ramadan) is the month that all Muslims take fast and don’t eat and drink anywhere from sunrise to sunset.
It is the symbol of the Muslim lifestyle, and the fasting message is the expectancy of poor people.
On the 19th of Ramazan, the first Imam of Muslims was victimized, and on 21th he died. Muslim people pray all these three days and night, called “Ahya Nights”.
The last day of Ramazan is the Fetr Eid ceremony that we celebrate.
The 15th of Shaban month is the birthday anniversary of the last Imam (Mehdi or Imam Zaman), one of Shia Muslims’ biggest celebrities. The whole of Iran is happy on this day and celebrating. Especially in a mosque, Jamkaran, that is close to Qom province.