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.

Nakhl-Gardani; Historic Mourning Ritual Performed on Ashura

People in various Iranian cities, particularly the central city of Yazd, annually perform the ‘Nakhl-Gardani’ ritual on Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, to simulate the funeral ceremony of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein.

Millions of Shiites Mourn Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom across Iran

Millions of Shiite Muslims in Tehran and other parts of Iran on Sunday commemorated Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shiite Imam.
Christians in Tehran Celebrate Exaltation of Holy Cross10

Christians in Tehran Celebrate Exaltation of Holy Cross

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Tehran’s Holy Cross Chapel on Sunday, September 17.
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Iran Has Conferred with Syria over Woes of Christians: Speaker

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani expressed regret at the suffering of Christians in Syria, saying he has held political talks to resolve their problems.
British Christian Priest Translates Renowned Muslim Book into English

British Priest Translates Renowned Muslim Book into English

A Christian priest from Britain has translated 169 sermons by Imam Ali (AS), the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), into English.
49th Armenian Olympics Kicks Off in Tehran5

49th Armenian Olympics Kicks Off in Tehran

The 49th edition of the Armenian Olympics was inaugurated in Tehran on Tuesday night.

Iran Proposes Formation of OIC’s Tech-Savvy Women Forum

Iran has called for the establishment of a forum comprising women from Muslim countries who have secured achievements in the field of technology.
Kazakh President Calls for Formation of Islamic G20

Kazakh President Calls for Formation of Islamic G20

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has proposed to create a forum of 15 advanced countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the G20 format.
‘Muslim States Should Sever Trade Ties with Myanmar’

‘Muslim States Should Sever Trade Ties with Myanmar’

An activist says the only way to force the Myanmar government into stopping its crackdown on the Rohingyas is that Muslim countries cut off trade ties with the country.

Iran President Urges Islamic States to Tap into Scientific Potential

Iran’s president has called on Muslim states to rely on scientific diplomacy to create complementary potentialities in the Muslim world.

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