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.

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.
Egypt-Azhar

Imam of al-Azhar invited Iranian scholar to anti-terrorism conference

A distinguished lecturer at Qom Seminary is to deliver a speech on ‘Respect for difference, diversity and coexistence’ at a global conference on the fight against terrorism in Cairo.
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.

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