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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.

Iranian Delegation to Visit Saudi Arabia in February for Hajj Talks

An Iranian official announced that an Iranian delegation will be dispatched to Saudi Arabia next month to discuss the possible attendance of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

Iran Has Received Saudi Arabia’s Invitation for Hajj Talks

Iran has confirmed receiving an invitation to discuss preparations for the next annual Hajj pilgrimage from Saudi Arabia.
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Iranians to Go on Hajj Pilgrimage under Certain Conditions: MP

A lawmaker says Iran will set conditions for accepting any invitation by Saudi Arabia to resume sending pilgrims to Hajj.

Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation Supporting over 3,000 Christian Families in Iran

Parviz Fattah, the head of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF) of Iran, announced that 3,100 Christian families are among the poor people covered by this charity organization.

Iran’s Mashhad, Capital of Islamic Culture in 2017

The city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran has been selected as the Asian capital of Islamic culture in 2017, and preparations are underway to introduce the holy city’s culture to the world.

Iran Denies Speculations about Hajj Pilgrimage

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman denied rumors that Iranians will be again barred from making Hajj pilgrimage in the next summer, saying the final decision remains to be made after a possible invitation from Saudi Arabia and subsequent talks.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Lashes Out at Growing Islamophobia in Western Countries

Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani slammed attacks on Muslims and Islamic sites in the West, underlining the need for Western governments to ensure security for followers of the religion.

Iran Denies Receiving Saudi Invitation for Hajj Talks

Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi denied reports that Saudi Arabia has invited the Islamic Republic’s delegation to discuss resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians.

Senior Iranian MP Meets Prominent Christian Musician ahead of New Year’s Eve

A senior Iranian lawmaker paid a visit to the house of Loris Tjeknavorian, a prominent Iranian Armenian composer and conductor, ahead of the New Christian Year.

Saudi Arabia Invites Iran to Discuss Resumption of Hajj Pilgrimage: Report

Reports say Saudi Arabia has invited Iran to discuss the resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians, a process that has been halted over a litany of Hajj-time disasters and moves by Riyadh impeding the performance of the Islamic ritual by Iranians.

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