Travelling in Iran During Ramadan
Iran is a Muslim country. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day, say several prayers and then break their fast with a special evening meal. Fasting is obligatory for Muslims, with the exception of pregnant women, the ill, children or diabetics. From sunrise to sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming any food, drinking liquids and smoking. Empathize with the poor and the needy; and learn to appreciate God’s blessings in their lives. Sharing food with the poor, inviting people for the meal that breaks the fast (iftâr), giving to charity, and completing a reading of the whole Quran during this month attract numerous divine rewards.
This article will provide tips for the non-Muslim traveler or expat in Iran during Ramadan, including things like dining advice, etiquette and understanding.