Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:45AM
An Indian Muslim devotee reads the Quran inside the Hazrat Makhdoom Syed Peer Baba Mazar in Allahabad on June 27, 2015. (AFP)
An Indian Muslim devotee reads the Quran inside the Hazrat Makhdoom Syed Peer Baba Mazar in Allahabad on June 27, 2015. (AFP)

Like many other Muslims around the world, Iranians are marking the holy month of Ramadan.

Cities across the country are in a spiritual mood. Shops close earlier, and the streets are less crowded with people spending more time in mosques.

Apart from the usual daily prayers, the mosques hold programs in Ramadan featuring the recitation of the holy Qur’an. Muslims believe reading the holy book merits special Thawab, the Arabic word for reward.

In this edition of Iran Today, we’ll take a look at Ramadan, the holiest of Muslim months when the Sacred book, the Qur'an, takes center stage.