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.

Seyyed Ali Ghazi Asgar

If Saudi offenders go unpunished, controlling Iranian sentiments would be difficult

The Supreme Leader’s representative for Hajj affairs says that if Saudi Arabia fails to punish those who sexually abused Iranian teens, Iran is likely to make a new decision on Hajj.
Supreme Leader’s message to Western youth

Supreme Leader’s message to Western youth translated in 21 languages

The move is aimed at frustrating attempts to distort the content of the letter or marginalize it.
US and Britain are promoting Tatbir

US and Britain are promoting Tatbir: Scholar

An Iranian scholar says that the US and Britain that associate Shiism with violent acts such as Tatbir are the real promoters of such violence.
Sadegh TabaTabai-Mousa Sadr

You are not any less of a revolutionary, if you don’t pull the trigger

Aftab-e Yazd addresses the critics of the government by recalling a memory of the late Sadegh Tabatabai.
Supreme Leader

Islam urges justice, fairness toward non-Muslims: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Islam has ordered Muslims to treat the followers of other religions with “fairness and justice.”
Shahindokht Mollaverdi-Pope

Pope: Free speech no excuse for insulting religions

Pope Francis has voiced support for Iran’s efforts to ink a comprehensive nuclear deal with P5+1, saying he stands by the Iranian nation and government.
Zarif letter

Iran’s FM: Violence has no place in Islam, unacceptable to Muslims

“Considering the institutional capabilities of the United Nations, I tend to remain hopeful that the UN and its capacity and mechanisms can be brought to bear” on such an important issue, Zarif said.
Tiziana Ciavardini

Italian Anthropologist Hails Iran Leader’s ‘Historic Letter’

An Italian anthropologist described the recent letter by the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution to Western youths as a “historic letter” whose impact will be revealed in future.
Iran-Catechism of the Catholic Church

Interfaith dialogue; a call for action

A book review session in Tehran has underlined that interfaith dialogue should be revived at a time when the world is reeling from the blows of war, hatred and violence.
Bishop Mirm

Iranian religious minorities enjoying freedom, respect: Bishop Mirm

Bishop Thomas Mirm says complete freedom and respect were the results of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution for religious minorities of the country.

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