Iran’s president has called on Muslim states to rely on scientific diplomacy to create complementary potentialities in the Muslim world.
A cleric accompanying Iranian Hajj pilgrims has been wounded after unknown terrorists attacked him in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that all Iranians should be treated equally under Islamic teachings and the country’s Constitution, calling for concerted efforts to prevent any harm to the national unity and dignity.
About 2.5 million Iranians are expected to take part in this year’s Arba’een pilgrimage, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, in the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, according to an official.
Women who have recently converted to Islam or those who decided to change their lifestyle have launched a campaign in Tehran to promote the culture of wearing hijab.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani offered his congratulations to his counterparts in Islamic countries on Eid al-Adha, one of Islam’s holiest festival celebrated annually around the world and an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, in a message released on the occasion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, called for an end to the catastrophic incidents in Islamic countries.
A huge number of Iranian Shiite Muslims have set out on the world’s longest Arba’een pilgrimage walk to the city of Karbala, 62 miles southwest of Baghdad, after a farewell ceremony was held on Friday to mark the beginning of the religious march.
Iran’s hospital in Mecca, launched by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) a couple of years ago, has been providing various medical services for pilgrims during the Hajj season.
An Iranian Assyrian Christian lawmaker has rejected as baseless a recent US report on religious freedom violations in Iran, saying despite the US claims all religious minorities in the Islamic Republic enjoy absolute freedom to perform their rites.