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Religions and Faiths 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.

Number of Foreign Tourists Visiting Iran’s Yazd on Arba’een Up by 30%

While Iran is witnessing a considerable decrease in the number of foreign tourists during the current Persian year, a new report says the number of foreign tourists who visited Yazd province during this year’s Arba’een ceremony has increased by 30 percent compared with the previous year.

Iran Urges Pope Francis Not to Remain Indifferent to US Sanctions

An Iranian official has called on Pope Francis not to remain indifferent to the US sanctions due to be re-imposed on the Islamic Republic by US President Donald Trump On Monday, November 5.

‘Iraq’s Top Cleric Urged Shiite Forces to Shield Sunnis’

Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has urged the Shiite forces of Hashd al-Sha’abi to sacrifice their lives to protect Sunni families who are under relentless attacks by ISIS, an Iranian official says.

Iran Thanks Iraq for Warm Hospitality towards Arba’een Pilgrims

Iran's first vice president has thanked the Iraqi government and nation for their warm hospitality towards Iranian pilgrims during Arba'een procession in the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf.

The Great March of Arba’een

To experience the Great Walk of Arba’een is to live in your flesh the burden that was forced onto Prophet Muhammad’s Household, to grasp at the magnitude of their achievements, resolve and dignified grace in the face of absolute butchery.

Millions of Pilgrims Converge in Karbala to Mark Arba’een

Millions of Shiite pilgrims from across the world have conevened in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Tuesday to commemorate Arba'een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.

Massive Arba’een Procession Held in Tehran as Shiites Convene in Karbala

A huge crowd of people in the Iranian capital of Tehran took part in a procession on Tuesday morning in commemoration of Arbaeen, marking forty days after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).

Iran Condemns Killing of Arba’een Mourners in Nigeria

Iran has strongly denounced the recent deadly incident in Nigeria in which several Shiite mourners were killed by security forces.

Arba’een Pilgrims Earn Iraq $80m in Revenues

The Iraqi officials have announced the country has managed to earn $80 million by hosting millions of Shiite pilgrims on the occasion of the Arba’een procession, which marks the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

Iran Denounces Deadly Attack on Pittsburgh Synagogue

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned a mass shooting in a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh that killed 11 people.

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