Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that there is “no resemblance” between the religion of most of the Muslim world, including Iran, and what Saudi and Wahhabi clerics preach.
Bombarded with Iraqis’ questions about Japan’s rapid growth and development after World War II, Japan’s Ambassador to Iraq Fumio Iwai came up with a witty riposte, reminding them that Quran has shown the path of prosperity and growth.
In a recent letter, senior Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi thanked Pope Francis for his remarks in defence of Islam.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that enemies of Muslim nations have no hostility towards a “secular” version of Islam, based on which religion has no role in socio-political affairs.
President Rouhani has sent separate messages to the Islamic heads of state, congratulating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him).
Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti has said that celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad is superstitious and Muslim should stop this act of heresy.
The Leader's IRGC representative says Wahhabism, a secular version of Islam promoted by Turkey and extremist Shiism are the kinds of Islam the US supports.
The late Imam Khomeini’s grandson says a society in which human dignity is disrespected is by no means Islamic.