Religion

Iran is a predominantly Shiite Muslim country, with significant minorities of many other faiths. News and opinions related to religious issues can be found here.

Religious Minorities Can Improve Iran's Global Image: Minister

Religious Minorities Can Improve Iran’s Global Image: Minister

Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi emphasized the constructive role that leaders of religious minorities living in Iran can play in their interaction in the country's society and letting the world know about the realities on the ground in Iran.

Saudi Officers Receive 4-Year Term for Molesting Iranian Teenagers

The two Saudi police officers behind the harassment of two Iranian teenagers at Jeddah Airport in 2015 have been sentenced to 4 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, an Iranian official announced.

Iranian Delegation Confers with Saudis on 2017 Hajj Pilgrimage

Delegations from Tehran and Riyadh held the first round of talks about conditions for the dispatch of Iranian nationals to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage later this year.

Iranian Delegation in Saudi Arabia for Hajj Talks

After receiving an invitation from Saudi officials, an Iranian delegation has left Tehran for Saudi Arabia on Thursday to attend the upcoming Hajj talks.
Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi

Shiite-Sunni Unity Boosts Middle East Security: Iranian Minister

Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi says unity and cordial relations between Shiite and Sunni Muslims play a key role in reinforcing security in the Middle East.
hajj pilgrimage

Iran Should Resume Ties with Saudis for Hajj Pilgrimage

While being opposed to Saudi Arabia’s regional policies, Iran has to resume its relations with this country so that Iranians can attend Hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslim people, an Iranian MP said.
Nora Airisian

Armenians Proud of Living in Islamic Republic of Iran: Syrian MP

Nora Airisian, who represents Armenians in the Syrian parliament, says the Armenian community living in Iran are proud of their peaceful coexistence with Iranians.

Iran to Send Pilgrims to Hajj If Saudis Pay Blood Money: Minister

Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance says if Saudi Arabia pays the blood money of Iranian pilgrims killed in Mina tragedy in 2015, the Islamic Republic may resume sending its pilgrims to the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
ISIS

ISIS Urges Members to Massacre Muslim Clerics

The ISIS terrorist group has ordered its followers to kill Muslim religious figures of Iraq and the Arab world.

Muslim Clerics, Seminary Students Not Allowed to Use Expensive Cars: Iran’s Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Muslim clerics and seminary students are not permitted to drive luxury cars as it is an instance of wasting money.

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