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.

merkel-rally

Germans rally to oppose terrorism and Islamophobia

A tolerance rally by Muslims in Berlin, joined by German officials, condemns in the strongest terms acts of terror which are committed in the name of Islam.
Rouhani

Terrorism, violence in name of Islam reprehensible: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has censured terrorism and violence in the name of Islam in any part of the world.
Ahmad Khatami

Tehran Friday prayer leader condemns France’s terror attack

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami condemned the deadly attack in France and said Islam does not approve of killing innocent people.
Supreme Leader

Divisive moves linked to Western spy agencies: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemy’s intelligence agencies are behind divisive plots hatched against Muslims.
Iran-Larijani PUIC Troika must urgently meet on Gaza

We need to get closer to religions through rationality

Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the region direly needs to revive interfaith dialogue at a time when ignorant prejudice and improper attitudes have brought disgrace on nations.
Rouhani-Islam

Iran supports any Muslim fighting extremism

President Rouhani says that Iran will support any Muslim nation or entity which fights against violence, extremism and terrorism.
Rouhani issues

President Rouhani congratulates Muslim counterparts on Prophet’s birthday

President Rouhani has sent separate messages to the Islamic heads of state, congratulating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him).
Rouhani-Cabinnet

Trans-regional actors sowing discord among Muslims

President Rouhani has blamed certain trans-regional countries for creating rift among Muslims, saying Shiites and Sunnis should stand united.
Top Saudi Mufti

Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is superstition and heresy

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti has said that celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad is superstitious and Muslim should stop this act of heresy.
Religoins in Iran

One day, two prophets; festivals of joy and sorrow

The followers of Zoroaster and Jesus mourn the demise and celebrate the birth anniversary of their prophets on the same day on the same street in Tehran.

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