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.

Rouhani-Iran

Iran denounces acts of terror, blasphemy

President Rouhani has said that Iran condemns terror, violence and extremism under the pretext of defending religions and insults to religions in the name of defending freedom.
Rally against charlie Hebdo

Iranians hold rally on insulting cartoon outside French embassy

The protesters chanted ‘Islam will be victorious’ and carried placards in condemnation of the cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Ali Akbar Velayati

West behind Charlie Hebdo profane cartoons: Iranian official

​A senior Iranian official has denounced sacrilegious cartoons published by French weekly, Charlie Hebdo, depicting Prophet Mohammad, saying the move has been orchestrated by the West.
Zarif-Iran

Iranian FM urges respect for sanctities

Iran's foreign minister has stressed the need for respecting sanctities of all religions and cultures, saying that such respect makes it easier to have respectful relations.
Al-Azhar university

Al-Azhar has voiced readiness to host a gathering of Shiite and Sunni scholars

The gathering between Shiite and Sunni scholars is aimed at having differences between the two sides discussed and settled.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Iran Condemns Charlie Hebdo’s Insulting Cartoon as “Provocative”

We condemn the French weekly’s provocative move, because it hurts the sentiments of Muslims, said the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
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.

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