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.

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).
Imam Musa Sadr

How can a Muslim live in a pluralist world?

Imam Musa al-Sadr, a Shiite religious and political leader, favors religious moderation over secularism and factionalism, saying that freedom, respect, trust and tolerance are the basic tools of pluralism.
Mohammad Khatami

Deviant and reactionary currents are too dangerous

Mohammad Khatami, the president of the Foundation for Dialogue among Civilizations, says some deviant groups commit appalling crimes in the region in the name of Islam.
Karbala-Arbaeen

Arba’een in the holy city of Karbala in photos

Images from Karbala show a sea of pilgrims in the holy city to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.
Mohammadi Golpaygani

The uprising of Karbala won’t be forgotten; Islam is a religion of compassion

The Chief of Staff of the Supreme Leader says IS terrorists and their American and Israeli masters pose the gravest threat to the Muslim faith.
Karbala-shrine

Number of Karbala pilgrims to hit new record in Arba’een

Iraqi officials say they expect the number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arba’een to hit 20 million.
Arbaeen-Imam Hossein

Imam Hussein lovers en route to Karbala ahead of Arba’een

Imam Hussein lovers are en route to Karbala, Iraq with some pilgrims being stranded in the roads leading to his holy shrine due to overcrowding.
Bishop Yohanna Al-Asher Yazji

Eminent Christian leader urges an end to foreign support for terrorists in Syria

The Orthodox Bishop of Halab, Yohanna Al-Asher Yazji, has appealed to foreign supporters of terrorists in Syria to end their inhumane acts.
Rockhampton Mosque in Queensland

Leave your shoes and preconceptions outside before coming in

The Rockhampton Mosque in Queensland, Australia opened its doors to visitors of all ages and beliefs on an Open Mosque Day to promote mutual understanding and tolerance.
Disabled lover

A disabled devotee en-route to Karbala on all fours

A disabled Iraqi man sets out, on all fours, on a 300 km trip to attend a Shiite ceremony in Karbala.

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