Hundreds Take Part in Itikaf Rituals at Rey Mosque

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Itikaf (religious retreat) rituals began in mosques in different cities and towns across Iran on Saturday, the 13th day of the lunar Hijri month of Rajab.

Itikaf, in the Islamic faith, is a particularly commended pious practice consisting of a period of retreat in a mosque for a certain number of days in accordance with the believer’s own wish.

Those taking part in the spiritual ritual sit in mosques and fast and pray the Almighty God during the three days of Itikaf (usually on the 13th, 14th and 15th of Rajab).

The following photos feature the worshipers taking part in Itikaf at the mosque of Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS) masusoleum in Rey, South of Tehran.