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.

Jews Live Better Lives in Iran than in Europe: Jewish MP

Jews Live Better Lives in Iran than in Europe: Jewish MP

A Jewish lawmaker at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says Jews can freely practice their religion in Iran and have always enjoyed better living conditions in the Islamic Republic than in Europe.
German Parliament Bans Burqa for Civil Servants

German Parliament Bans Burqa for Civil Servants

The German parliament supported a draft law banning women working in the civil service, judiciary and military from wearing full-face Islamic veils known as burqa.
China Bans Islamic Names in Muslim-Majority Province

China Bans Islamic Names in Muslim-Majority Province

In another move to tighten its grip on Muslims in western China, the Chinese government has banned parents from choosing certain Islamic names like “Muhammad” for their children.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of nearly 600 Convicts

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has granted clemency or commuted the sentences of hundreds of convicts on the anniversary of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Mab’ath.
Armenians in Iran Hold Protest Rally to Mark 1915 Genocide

Armenians in Iran Hold Protest Rally to Mark 1915 Genocide

Hundreds of Iranian-Armenians marked the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman Empire at Saint Sarkis Cathedral and then the Turkish embassy in Tehran.
Can Religious Minorities Run in Iran Local Elections?

Can Religious Minorities Run in Iran Local Elections?

While Iran’s Guardian Council is opposed to the candidacy of religious minorities in City and VillageCouncils elections in Muslim-majority areas, Iranian parliament speaker says they can run for local votes in all parts of the country.
Christians in Tehran Celebrate Easter (24)

Christians in Tehran Celebrate Easter

Hundreds of Iranian Christians on Sunday celebrated Easter at Saint Gregory the Illuminator (Surp Grigor Lusavoritch) Church in Tehran.
روز پدر

Muslim People in Iran Celebrate Father’s Day

Iranians celebrated Father’s Day on Tuesday on the occasion marking the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (AS), the first Shia Imam. It is a day to honor the status of fathers in the family.
Remarks on Adulterous Storks

Saudi Cleric Mocked for Remarks on Adulterous Storks!

A Saudi Mufti was ridiculed after commenting on how an adulterous stork is punished by its mate, and comparing it with Islamic rules.
British PM Refuses to Wear Headscarf in Riyadh Visit

British PM Refuses to Wear Headscarf in Riyadh Visit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has defied Saudi Arabia’s strict custom and refused to wear a headscarf for her first meeting with the Arab country’s ruling elite.

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