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.

Tehran Terrorist Attacks

Killing Innocent Civilians against Int’l Humanitarian Law: MP

An Iranian lawmaker representing religious minorities in the parliament has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran.
Imam Khomeini

“Imam Khomeini Refused Offer to Teach in UK”

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, was so interested in the classes of one of his teachers that he turned down an offer by top British officials to go to the UK and teach philosophy classes there.
Muslim Seminary Student Saves Suicidal Girl’s Life

Muslim Seminary Student Saves Suicidal Girl’s Life

A Muslim seminary student has talked a young girl out of committing suicide in Tabriz, a city in northwestern Iran.
Larijani congratulate

Iran Parliament Speaker Felicitates Counterparts on Ramadan

Iran’s Parliament speaker has congratulated his counterparts on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, and expressed the Iranian Parliament’s preparedness to interact with regional states.
Molavi Abdul-Hamid

Sunni Iranians Show Strong Support for Islamic Republic: Top Cleric

A top Iranian cleric says the country’s Sunni community is part of the Iranian nation and spares no effort to defend the country’s territorial integrity as well as dignity and stature.
Over 86,000 Iranians to Go on Hajj Pilgrimage This Year

Over 86,000 Iranians to Go on Hajj Pilgrimage This Year

Based on an agreement with Saudi Arabia, as many as 86,500 Iranian pilgrims will travel to the kingdom during this year’s Hajj season, an official announced.
Hassan Rouhani

Iran President Congratulates Heads of Muslim States on Ramadan

In separate messages to heads of Muslim countries, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered his congratulations on the advent of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, and called on Muslim nations to take action against the spread of Islamophobia.
Muslim Taxi Drivers Help Victims after Manchester Bombing

Muslim Taxi Drivers Help Victims after Manchester Bombing

While some online sought to exploit the Manchester Arena bombing to spread fear and prejudice, people directly affected by massacre share experience of Muslims’ support and generosity in face of chaos.
Jews Live Better Lives in Iran than in Europe: Jewish MP

Jews Live Better Lives in Iran than in Europe: Jewish MP

A Jewish lawmaker at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says Jews can freely practice their religion in Iran and have always enjoyed better living conditions in the Islamic Republic than in Europe.
German Parliament Bans Burqa for Civil Servants

German Parliament Bans Burqa for Civil Servants

The German parliament supported a draft law banning women working in the civil service, judiciary and military from wearing full-face Islamic veils known as burqa.

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