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.

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Muslim Clerics, Seminary Students Not Allowed to Use Expensive Cars: Iran’s Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Muslim clerics and seminary students are not permitted to drive luxury cars as it is an instance of wasting money.
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MP Rejects Third Country’s Involvement in Issuing Hajj Visa for Iranians

An Iranian MP says Iran will in no way accept that a third country issues Saudi Arabia’s visa for Iranian pilgrims who want to go on annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
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Opening Ceremony of OIC Youth Capital Held in Iran’s Shiraz

Iran’s Shiraz, the Youth Capital of OIC, hosted the opening ceremony of the “Shiraz - OIC Youth Capital 2017”, an important international programme serving development and unity of youth of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) geography.
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Iran’s 1979 Revolution Brought Us Gift of Freedom: Armenian Priest

An Armenian priest has lauded the achievements of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (1979) and its founder and leader Imam Khomeini, saying they brought us the gift of freedom.
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Texas Mosque Totally Destroyed after Morning Fire

An early-morning fire Saturday destroyed a mosque in Texas that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago.
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Iran’s Mashhad Officially Becomes 2017 Capital of Islamic Culture

In a ceremony held on Tuesday, the holy city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran was officially named the capital of Islamic Culture in 2017 for the Asia region by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
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Iranian Book Offers Unconventional Way to Present God to Children

A book has been published in Iran to introduce God to Iranian children in the best way possible out of the common conventional approaches.
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Ayatollah Khamenei Urges Muslim Students in Europe to Promote Islam

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged Muslim students in Europe to make an impact on their surroundings and promote Islam.
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Ayatollah Sistani’s Influence in Iraq from Le Monde’s Point of View

Well-known French newspaper Le Monde has presented Ayatollah Sistani, one of the most important Shiite religious leaders, as a man whose absence will leave a massive void in the crisis-hit Iraq.
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How Iranian and Saudi Clerics View Cinema

While Saudi muftis have referred to cinema as a harmful and evil phenomenon, a senior Iranian cleric says cinema is the best means to attract audiences and promote divine values and Islamic teachings.

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