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.

Seyed Hassan Khomeini

Unlike Salafism, Ijtihad explores new responses to recent questions

The grandson of Imam Khomeini says Ijtihad is the act of building on old principles to find new answers to new questions; those who believe new questions have old answers are stuck in the past.
hajj pilgrimage

Plots Underway to Heighten Tehran-Riyadh Tension: Hajj Official

An Iranian official says there are some groups who are seeking to escalate the current disputes between Iran and Saudi Arabia by dissuading Iranian pilgrims from visiting the holy sites in the Arab country.

Culture Minister: Major Hajj Pilgrimage if Saudi Cooperates

Ali Jannati, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, said his Ministry and the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization are trying to arrange this year's Hajj pilgrimage, if Saudis cooperate.
Texas Mosque

Texas Mosque Totally Destroyed after Morning Fire

An early-morning fire Saturday destroyed a mosque in Texas that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago.
Rouhani

Terrorism, violence in name of Islam reprehensible: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has censured terrorism and violence in the name of Islam in any part of the world.
Muharram

Condolence Theatre in Commemoration of Imam Hussein[:es]Teatro público en conmemoración de Imam Hussein (P)

During the early days of the Islamic month of Muharram, Iranian people mourn for Imam Hussein's martyrdom in different ways. Ta'zieh is one of...
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Iranian Cleric Surprises Europeans by Playing Billiard and Bowling

While playing bowling and billiard is usually frowned upon by many Islamic scholars, a young cleric from Iran’s north-eastern city of Mashhad has attracted...

“I Didn’t Imagine Iran Being Open-Minded to This Extent”

“I have read Ayatollah Khamenei's letter to western youth, and that's exactly why I'm in Iran at the moment. I want to draw the...
araghchii

Araqchi: Iran Favours Solidarity among Muslim Nations

Abbas Araqchi, the Foreign Ministry Deputy for Legal and International Affairs, said Iran favours solidarity among Islamic countries, and urged these countries to confront any move which could tarnish unity.
Iran-Isfahan-Vank church

Christians in Isfahan celebrate the 350th anniversary of a famous church

A service is held in Isfahan to mark the 350th anniversary of a very old place of worship.

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