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.

Senior Clerics Condemn Rafsanjani’s Daughter for Meeting Baha’i Figure

A recent meeting of Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, the daughter of ex-president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, with a Baha’i leader in Iran drew criticism from several clerics and officials in Iran, including Ayatollah Rafsanjani himself.
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Majidi Criticises Saudi Arabia for Banning His Film about Prophet Muhammad

Iranian acclaimed filmmaker Majid Majidi slammed the authorities of Saudi Arabia and Al-Azhar University for banning his latest film about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) without even watching it.
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Pope Francis is an IS target: Iraqi ambassador to Vatican

An Iraqi diplomat says an attempt on Pope Francis’ life by ISIL is likely.
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CAIR Leader Condemns Attack in Orlando Mass Shooting

The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) has condemned the Orlando nightclub mass shooting that left at least 50 people dead and 53 others injured on Sunday, calling it a hate crime.

Riyadh Hindering Iranians’ Hajj Pilgrimage: Spokesman

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari blamed Saudi Arabia for obstructing preparations for Iranian pilgrims travelling for the Hajj rituals.
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Insulting Islam’s Prophet, playing with fire: Larijani

The Iranian parliament (Majlis) speaker says those insulting the holy Prophet of Islam are playing with fire, as Muslims will surely react to any irreverence to their most respected figure.
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ISIS’ Atrocities Bring Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Iraq Closer to Each Other!

The heinous crimes committed by the ISIS terrorist group have brought Muslim people closer to each other.

World Hijab Day

First day of February has been named as” World Hijab Day”. On this occasion, non- Muslim women and Muslim women who do not observe the Islamic dress code are invited to wear headscarf.
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Italian Anthropologist Hails Iran Leader’s ‘Historic Letter’

An Italian anthropologist described the recent letter by the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution to Western youths as a “historic letter” whose impact will be revealed in future.
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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.

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