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.

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World Islamic Forum Urges Increased Unity among Muslim States

The World Islamic Forum concluded its 7th summit in the Iranian city of Yazd by issuing a statement in which member states were called on to enhance their solidarity and cooperation, particularly against such phenomena as Islamophobia, extremism, and terrorism. Text translated by IFP from Mehrtalabane Yazd.

Minister: Hajj Pilgrimage to Be Called Off for Iranians This Year

On Sunday May 29, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati said that Iranians cannot make their Hajj pilgrimage this year, due to the obstacles created by Saudi Arabian officials.
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Iran Hajj Organization: Saudis Depriving Iranian Pilgrims

Iranians have no chance of making a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj any more, Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced on Sunday May 29, placing the blame squarely on Saudi officials for “continued obstructionism” and politicizing the religious ritual.
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Muslims Start Observing Fasting Month of Ramadan

Muslim nations around the world have started observing the rituals of the holy month of Ramadan, during which adult people fast from dawn to dusk.
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IRGC General: Western Civilization on the Wane

A lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Western civilization has plundered oppressed nations and is now on the verge of collapse, noting that an Islamic civilization is rising in its place with a message of peace and prosperity for the world.

FM Spokesman: Bahraini Cleric’s Jail Term Extension ‘Complicates’ Problems

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari expressed deep sorrow over the extension of the jail term of Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, saying that Al Khalifa cannot resolve the Persian Gulf country’s protracted problems by such moves.

Iran Gives Saudi until Sunday for Hajj Agreement

The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization says Saudi Arabia refuses to accept Tehran's conditions in a deal that guarantees preserving the dignity of Iranian pilgrims during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
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Rouhani: Nation Determined To Achieve Goals of the Islamic Revolution

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday June 1 that the nation is determined to achieve the sublime goals of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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Jamkaran Prepares for Ramadan

Many devoted volunteers in Qom have joined in preparing Jamkaran Holy Mosque for the upcoming Ramadan. These efforts are part of a ten-day period...

Velayati: Iraqi People and Government to Defeat Terrorists

Senior Expediency Council Official Ali Akbar Velayati stressed that the Iraqi nation and government will overcome terrorists.

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