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The Tehran police chief says the so-called morality police will hold training classes for those who do not observe the Islamic dress code (hijab) instead of arresting them.
An Iranian daily has called on Islamic seminaries and the clergy to wean themselves off government budget and meet their costs by turning to religious taxes.
An Iranian cleric studying advanced jurisprudence also works as a top football referee and martial arts instructor.
The 31 International Islamic Unity Conference begins in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars, university professors, and representatives from scientific as well as cultural associations in attendance.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on Muslim people to respect other religions and sects, saying those who claim to have a better religion should prove it in practice.
Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati said the enemies of Islam are trying to portray an “improper” and “dark” image of Islam resorting to Wahhabism, an ideology which promotes violence and ignorance.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for pledging to make Saudi Arabia a bastion of “moderate Islam”, saying the concept is a false one originated from the West.
A Christian priest from Britain has translated 169 sermons by Imam Ali (AS), the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), into English.
Women who have recently converted to Islam or those who decided to change their lifestyle have launched a campaign in Tehran to promote the culture of wearing hijab.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani offered his congratulations to his counterparts in Islamic countries on Eid al-Adha, one of Islam’s holiest festival celebrated annually around the world and an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries.