Holy month of Ramadan is a month marked by fasting, prayers, Qur’an recitation and family (sometimes collective) iftar meals. Either as an act of charity or merely as a kindness to those who fast a day from dawn to dusk, Iranians try to serve at least one person for iftar meal.
The holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) could be called as the only place which serves iftar meals for thousands of fasting Muslims every day during Ramadan. The meal is for free and people from all walks of life are served in grand yards.
Collective Maghrib and Isha prayers are followed by this iftar meal which is not missed by those who can attend the ceremony.
Those who prepare the food and serve the pilgrims are among top managers, doctors, engineers and people with higher education or financial status and find it an honor to serve the visitors at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS).An important part of this ceremony for the servants is to practice selflessness and finding the honor to serve the people.