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-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.
int’l gathering of Islamic political parties

A 1st int’l gathering of Islamic political parties to be held in Tehran

Among other things, the gathering is to discuss ways of promoting cooperation among political parties across the Islamic world.
President Rouhani’s assistant

Iran backs freedom of religious minorities

Ali Younesi says that religious minorities enjoy freedom to practice their faith and the government supports their freedom.
Thomas Meram

Religious minorities enjoy peace in Iran

Thomas Meram, the Archbishop of Assyrians, Chaldean and Catholics minorities living in Orumiyeh, has said that religious minorities live peacefully in Iran thanks to the wise leadership of the Supreme Leader.
Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad

Perils of holy ignorance

Prominent Shiite thinker Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad expounds on his book on the so-called holy ignorance.
Islam-prophet

Muslims marking demise anniversary of Muslim Prophet

Millions of Muslims across the world are holding special ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the passing of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him).

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