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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.

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Muslims observe Arba’een in Iran

Mourners took to the streets and local mosques and other religious and community centers to participate in observances where elegies were recited in memory of Imam Hussein.
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Iran cleric: World needs spirituality to fill the void

An Iranian cleric has said that Islam stands up to injustice and that those who commit crimes in the name of Islam have nothing to do with religion.
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All that unfolded on Ashura on one canvas (PHOTOS)

My goal was to make those who set their eyes on this painting ponder, says the painter.
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Arba’een to be registered as UNESCO intangible heritage

The ICHHTO chief has said that registration of Arba’een at UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage helps protect and pass on the ritual and its spiritual values to future generations.
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Arba’een mass march manifestation of devotion and faith: Leader

The combination of devotion and faith and wisdom and affection is among the unique features of the school of Prophet Muhammad’s Household, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
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Arba’een Walk (PHOTOS)

In keeping with an old tradition, many walk hundreds of kilometers to get to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala where the third Shiite imam is laid to rest.
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Tabriz is home to one of the world’s most ancient Bibles

Representatives of the Vatican proposed on several occasions to buy it from Tabriz Library and were ready to offer a blank check in return, Manuchehr Jafari said.
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IS pursuing Islamophobia scenario: President Rouhani

IS claims that it represents Islam while the noble religion of Islam is against acts of terror, President Rouhani said.
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Tehran-based religious site for English speakers

An English-speaking group of believers in Tehran says it aims to bring Tehran-based foreigners together and wishes to set up an English Islamic training center in Iran.
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Saudis funnel gobs of money into anti-Shiite intelligence division: Prince

It has been proven to me that anyone who does not recognize a political ruler might be denounced as an unbeliever by ill-wishing scholars close to that ruler, Prince Turki bin Bandar said.

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