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.

hashemi-Qatar

Rafsanjani warns Islamic countries against impact of discord

“Islamic scholars are duty-bound to prevent ignorance from spreading to Islamic communities,” said Chairman of the State Expediency Council Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Hossein Nasr

Iran owes its independence to Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a George Washington University professor, credits Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili for the independence Iran enjoys today.
A distorted Koranic application

A distorted Koranic application appears in Apple and Samsung app stores

A distorted Koranic application in the app stores of Apple and Samsung draws Muslim anger.
elham-aminzadeh

VP Underlines Respect for All Faiths in Iran

Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh underscored that Iran treats people of different religions with respect.
Ashura

Shia Muslims hold rituals to mark Karbala tragedy

Millions of Shia Muslims around the world annually commemorate the great tragedy of Karbala with various forms of traditional ceremonies.
World Armenians Leader

Isfahan is a model of peaceful coexistence among followers of divine faiths

The spiritual leader of the World Armenians says Isfahan is a fine example of how followers of divine religions can coexist peacefully.
Iran-Isfahan-Vank church

Christians in Isfahan celebrate the 350th anniversary of a famous church

A service is held in Isfahan to mark the 350th anniversary of a very old place of worship.

A sentence that should not be carried out

Top Shiite clerics in Iran speak up against the death sentence handed down by a Saudi court against Saudi cleric, Nimr al-Nimr.
Hojatoleslam Ali Saeedi

Propagation of extremist Shiism is backed by the US: Leader’s Advisor

The Leader's IRGC representative says Wahhabism, a secular version of Islam promoted by Turkey and extremist Shiism are the kinds of Islam the US supports.
Seyed Hassan Khomeini

Unlike Salafism, Ijtihad explores new responses to recent questions

The grandson of Imam Khomeini says Ijtihad is the act of building on old principles to find new answers to new questions; those who believe new questions have old answers are stuck in the past.

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