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.

Qara Kelisa or St. Thaddeus Complex in Chaldoran, northwest of Iran, hosted the annual religious ceremony of Armenians known as Badarak.

Thousands of Armenians Hold Religious Ceremony in Iran’s St. Thaddeus Church

Qara Kelisa or St. Thaddeus Complex in Chaldoran, northwest of Iran, hosted the annual religious ceremony of Armenians known as Badarak.
Christmas

Iranian Charity Helping Poor Christians during Christmas

While Christians are celebrating Christmas and the New Year throughout the world, an Iranian charity has been raising funds to provide aid packages for poor Armenians living in Iran.

MP: Religious Rules Apply if Women Attend Sports Stadia

The views of grand ayatollahs should be considered, even if the presence of women in sports stadiums to watch certain matches does not face any opposition, MP Ali Motahhari has said.

Enemy bent on shattering Muslim unity: Sunni scholar

Today, efforts to maintain unity are essential and we need to avoid things that might play into the hands of the enemy, said Mowlavi Nazir Ahmad Salami.

Senior Sunni Cleric Hails Ayatollah Khamenei’s Pro-Sunni Remarks

A senior Iranian Sunni cleric said the recent remarks by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei about the need for respecting Sunnis were very pleasing to these Muslims.

Saudi Muftis’ Double-Standard Policies towards Terrorist Attacks

Saudi Muftis strongly condemned the suicide bomber who recently blew himself up near the US consulate in Jeddah, but they chose to remain silent towards Karrada massacre which claimed over 200 lives.

Oppressive governments main reason for spiritual vacuum: Judiciary chief

In a meeting with the Patriarch of Armenian Catholic Church, Iran's top judge has called recent French cartoons an insult to over 1.5 billion Muslims.

No Resemblance between Muslims’ Islam, Saudi Wahhabism: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that there is “no resemblance” between the religion of most of the Muslim world, including Iran, and what Saudi and Wahhabi clerics preach.
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.

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...

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