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Latest Religions and Faiths News in Iran – 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.

Torch-Carrying Muharram Tradition Observed in Qom

Torch-Carrying Muharram Tradition Observed in Qom

The tradition of carrying torches on the eve of Ashura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, is annually observed in the Iranian city of Qom in commemoration of the fire that burned Imam Hussein's tent in Karbala tragedy.
Ashura Marked in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Ashura Marked in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Millions of Iranian Shiite Muslims from all walks of life poured into streets on Sunday to mark Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of their third Imam, while wearing gloves and face masks amid strict COVID-19 restrictions.
Shiite Muslims Mourn Karbala Tragedy Ahead of Ashura

Shiite Muslims Mourn Karbala Tragedy Ahead of Ashura

Shiite Muslims all around the world mark the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram, known as Tasu'a, one day before the anniversary of Imam Hussein's martyrdom in Karbala tragedy.
Iran's Hamadan Hosts 3D Lighting Performance on Ashura 5

Iran’s Hamadan Hosts 3D Lighting Performance on Ashura

On the occasion of first decade of Muharram, the historical events of the Islamic month are narrated with three-dimensional lighting in Iran.
Muharram Mourning Rituals Start in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Muharram Mourning Rituals Start in Iran amid Strict COVID-19 Measures

Iranians are marking one of the most important months on the Islamic calendar, Muharram.
President Rouhani Hopes for Muslim Unity, Defeat of COVID-19 in Eid Message

President Rouhani Hopes for Muslim Unity, Defeat of COVID-19 in Eid Message

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated the heads of Islamic countries on the religious festivity of Eid al-Adha, hoping for closer Muslim unity and the eradication of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Iran President Rules Out Cancellation of Mourning Ceremonies over Pandemic

Iran President Rules Out Cancellation of Mourning Ceremonies over Pandemic

The Iranian president says mourning ceremonies marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam, should be held gloriously while observing health protocols.
Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran's Karun River

Mandaean Children Baptized in Iran’s Karun River

Seven Mandaean children were recently baptized in Karun River in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.
Is Saint Thaddeus Monastery Oldest Christian Church in World 12

Is Saint Thaddeus Monastery Oldest Christian Church in World?

The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus in north-western Iran is considered by some experts to be the oldest church of the Christian world.
A Look at Jolfa History: An Exhibition of Iranian-Armenian Lifestyle

A Look at Jolfa History: An Exhibition of Iranian-Armenian Lifestyle

“A Look at the History of Jolfa” is the title of an exhibition on the traditional jobs, arts and clothing of Armenians in Iran’s Isfahan.