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How to find a Friday mosque in Iran

The Friday prayer in the Islamic Republic of Iran is traditionally the day on which the country’s rulers issue fatwas, rulings that guide Islamic law.The fatwas can influence public life, but it’s usually only the government that has the power to impose them.But the Friday prayer, traditionally one of the holiest days in the Shiite

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What is Fahan Mosque?

The Islamic centre in Tehran has been described as a ‘mosque’ by the country’s state-run news agency Fars news agency.The Fars website quoted an Iranian government source as saying that the mosque is a ‘religious institution’ that is ‘of immense importance’.It added: ‘Its existence is of great importance for the Islamic community in Iran and