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.

Zoroastrian priest

All religions are there to promote humanity: Zoroastrian priest

The aim of different religions is monotheism and they do not argue with each other over details, said the Head of Iran's Zoroastrian Mobed Council Ardeshir Khorshidian.
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Candle-light ceremony on Ashura evening in northeastern Iran (PHOTOS)

In the candle-light event in Mashhad people mourned the martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Millions of Iranian mourners mark Ashura nationwhide

With heavy hearts, the faithful have come out in their millions across Iran as well as elsewhere in the world to commemorate the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and third Shia Imam.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi

Enemy intelligence services plotting to divide Muslims: Iran

Because the enemy cannot harm Islam through war, it tries to cause discord among Muslim countries through its intelligence services, Mahmoud Alavi said.
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Muslim world, not Riyadh, should run Hajj: Iran’s Parliament

The MPS also called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Saudi Arabia to investigate the causes of the Mina tragedy.
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Iran death toll from Mina stampede reaches 136

The Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has announced that the number of Iranian pilgrims who died in the Mina stampede has increased to 136.
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Coverage of Hajj tragedy by Iranian newspapers on September 26

Iranian newspapers on Saturday brought into focus the tragic incident in Mina on Thursday, which was the worst Hajj tragedy in 25 years.
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Iran summons Saudi charge d’ affaires over Mina incident

Iran’s interior minister in a letter to his Saudi counterpart has called for full investigation into the tragic stampede incident in Mina.
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Toll from Hajj stampede outside Mecca reaches 2,000: Sources

The death toll from a deadly crush during Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, has soared...
Hashemi Rafsanjani

Saudi government responsible for Mina tragedy: Ayatollah Rafsanjani

Ayatollah Rafsanjani has said that Saudi officials in charge of [maintaining] order in Hajj rituals are responsible for the incident near Mecca and should be answerable to the Islamic world.

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