• Pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad 2019-06-16 19:42

    Foreign arrivals in Mashhad on the rise

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign arrivals in Mashhad has been rising over the past couple of years, said Gholamabbas Arbab-Khales, the head of Foreign Ministry’s Mission in East and North Iran.

  • File photo:  Zoroastrians observe Pir-e Sabz rituals 2019-06-12 20:21

    Zoroastrians to observe Pir-e Sabz pilgrimage in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Once again it’s time to celebrate Pir-e Sabz or Chak-Chak, a congregational pilgrimage observed by clusters of Zoroastrian pilgrims from all over Iran.

  • People visit Shah-e Cheragh in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2019-03-02 21:58

    A day of pilgrimage to Shah-e Cheragh

    TEHRAN – Shah-e Cheragh (“King of Light”) is a major mausoleum and pilgrimage site in the touristic city of Shiraz, southern Iran.

  • Octavian Alimuddin in an undated photo 2019-02-13 21:53

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Many Indonesians want to visit Iran: envoy

    TEHRAN - Jakarta ambassador to Tehran said on Tuesday that many Indonesians want to visit Iran as he encouraged Iranians to visit the world’s largest island country.

  • Islamabad’s Ambassador to Tehran Riffat Masood cuts ribbon on a cultural center in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2019-01-23 21:35

    Mashhad hosts some 700,000 Pakistani pilgrims per annum: envoy

    TEHRAN – Some 700,000 Pakistani pilgrims annually travel to Mashhad to visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), Islamabad’s Ambassador to Tehran said on Tuesday.

  • Pilgrims mourn martyrdom of Prophet’s daughter 2019-01-21 21:47

    Pilgrims mourn martyrdom of Prophet’s daughter

    TEHRAN – A host of Shia pilgrims commemorated the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), in a reunion held in Qom on Sunday.

  • A view of holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad 2019-01-02 21:01

    Over 75,000 Pakistani pilgrims visit Iran in 2 months

    TEHRAN – Over 75,000 Pakistani pilgrims visited religious places across Iran from September to November 2018, which is deemed as a record number, Pakistan Today reported on Wednesday.

  • pakistan 2018-10-13 20:36

    Pakistani figure suggests formation of coordination committee to facilitate Arbaeen pilgrimage

    TEHRAN – A Pakistani political leader has suggested formation a coordination committee between Iran, Pakistan and Iraq to facilitate visit of Pakistani pilgrims to holy places in Iraq during Arbaeen.

  • A view of Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a sacred Shia shrine in Kermanshah, western Iran 2018-08-17 12:05

     Mo’aven al-Molk, a ‘must-see’ for travelers to Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – Many visitors to the Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a sacred Shia shrine in Kermanshah, have highly recommended it as a ‘must-see’ destination for other travelers to western Iran.

  • A view of the Qareh Klise in northwestern Iran 2018-07-05 12:09

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Christian worshippers to make annual pilgrimage to St. Thaddeus

    TEHRAN – Hundreds of Christian worshippers from Iran, Armenia and other countries are heading for St. Thaddeus to observe an annual ritual and pilgrimage in the northwestern church from July 27 to 29.

  • Iran's Red Crescent Society is transferring some150 tons of drugs to Iraq for Arba'een pilgrimage 2017-10-25 17:45

    Iran to provide Arba’een pilgrims with services

    TEHRAN — Iran preparing to provide Arba’een pilgrims with various relief and medical services during the Arba’een walk 2017, director of the Relief and Rescue Organization has said.

  • Khalid Nabi shrine merges faith with beauty 2017-05-06 16:10

    Khalid Nabi shrine merges faith with beauty

    A photo collection depicts the shrine of Khalid Nabi and its scenic peaceful surroundings in Golestan province near the border with Turkmenistan, April 29, 2017. Every year thousands of pilgrims and travelers come to visit the shrine that is surmounted by a tiny cone-shaped dome atop a greenish pick. The shrine is adjacent to an ancient cemetery of the same name, itself a source of charm for the northeastern land. The cemetery has been inscribed on the national heritage list by the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization. AFM/MG Tehran Times/ Aboutaleb Nadri

  • planting tree 2016-11-18 02:44

    Arba’een green belt to help tackle sandstorms

    TEHRAN — Iranian pilgrims destined for the holy city of Karbala planted saplings in border regions of the western province of Ilam, hoping to help tackle the daunting predicament of sandstorms.

  • ambulance 2016-11-12 18:48

    Iran to offer healthcare services to Arba’een pilgrims

    TEHRAN — Pilgrims who are travelling to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to take part in Arba’een rituals are offered with healthcare services provided with Iran’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), IRNA news agency reported.

  • پوسترهایی در ارتباط با فاجعه منا 2016-09-06 22:02

    Iranian lawyers sign petition against Saudi Arabia over Mina disaster

    TEHRAN – A group of Iranian lawyers, judges, professors, law students, and activists have issued a petition underscoring the Saudi government’s incompetence in the management of the hajj ritual, urging authorities to restore the rights of victims of the last year’s deadly crush.

  • لاسجردی 2016-05-31 10:02

    By Hassan Lasjerdi

    Fighting back irrationality with toleration 

    Tehran and Riyadh failed to clinch a deal on making arrangements favored by the two sides for Iranians to perform this year’s hajj.