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.

Ali Akbar Velayati

Iran Says Enemies Distorting Image of Islam through Wahhabism

Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati said the enemies of Islam are trying to portray an “improper” and “dark” image of Islam resorting to Wahhabism, an ideology which promotes violence and ignorance.
Iran Set to Remove Educational Problems of Sunni Students

Iran Set to Remove Educational Problems of Sunni Students

Iran’s education minister says a committee has been set up to spot and remove the educational problems of Sunni pupils in the country.
How Much Iraqis Spend to Host Arba’een Pilgrims

How Much Iraqis Spend to Host Arba’een Pilgrims

Millions of Shiite pilgrims from around the world annually visit Iraq on Arba’een, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the fortieth day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).
Arbaeen-Karbala

Iran Leader Thanks Iraq for Organizing Arba’een Pilgrimage

Iran’s Leader has praised the authorities who organized the “glorious and marvellous” Arba’een ceremonies, particularly the Iraqi government and security forces.

Unique Votive Food Annually Cooked in Iran’s Yazd

In one of the relatively old neighbourhoods of Yazd, a special votive food offering (Nazri) is cooked and distributed among people.
Erdogan-bin salman

Concept of “Moderate” Islam Originates in West: Turkey’s Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for pledging to make Saudi Arabia a bastion of “moderate Islam”, saying the concept is a false one originated from the West.
Several American Figures Attending Arba’een Pilgrimage

Several American Figures Attending Arba’een Pilgrimage

This year a number of well-known Americans, including political and social personalities,have taken part in Arba’een pilgrimage, the world’s largest religious gathering, in Iraq.

Millions of Arba’een Pilgrims in Iraq on World’s Biggest Pilgrimage

Every year, millions of Shiites go on Arba’een pilgrimage, a trek of at least 76 km, to commemorate the anniversary of the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS), in the Iraqi city of Karbala.
Swedish National Speaks of Move to Get Imam Hussein Known Worldwide

Swedish National Speaks of Move to Get Imam Hussein Known Worldwide

A Swedish national who serves food and drink to mourners heading to Karbala says Arba’een pilgrimage can help get Imam Hussein and his uprising known worldwide.
Three American Rappers in Arba’een Pilgrimage

Three American Rappers in Arba’een Pilgrimage

Three African-American rap artists have participated in this year’s Arba’een pilgrimage, the world’s largest religious gathering annually held in Iraq.

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