Monday, March 20, 2023


Iranians hold mass gathering in shrine city of Mashhad to mark Imam Mahdi birth anniversary

Iranians have held a massive gathering in the eastern shrine city of Mashhad to mark the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi, the 12th Shia Imam from the infallible household of Prophet Mohammad.

Iranians celebrate National Father’s Day

Iranians are celebrating the National Father’s and Men’s Day on the birthday anniversary of Imam Ali, the first Shia Imam, who is a great role model for each and every Shia Muslim worldwide.

Iranian pres. slams burning of Quran in Sweden

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned the burning of the Quran in Sweden, saying that insult to Islam, its holy book and the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is an insult to all Abrahamic religions.

Iran leader calls for countering desecration of sanctities, says future belongs to Islam

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged all free people to stand by Muslims to confront desecrating sanctities and hate-mongering.

Sacrilege of Holy Quran in Sweden example of hatemongering and violence against Muslims: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani vehemently condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden as a brazen example of hatemongering and violence against Muslims.

Saudi Arabia lifts Covid-related restrictions on Hajj pilgrims quota

There will be no limit on the number of pilgrims who can attend the Hajj in 2023, Saudi Arabia has announced, following three years of restrictions on the pilgrimage due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Iran says France has no right to insult other religions

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has announced that France is not entitled to insult any religion and its followers under the pretext of "free speech." Nasser Kanaani has called on the French statesmen to observe the basic principles of international law.

Iranian president strongly condemns Charlie Hebdo’s insulting cartoons

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has strongly condemned French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s recent insulting cartoons about the marjaeiyah and religious as well as human values of the Iranian people.

Iran calls for global cooperation to end desecration of Islamic sanctities

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has called for an international mechanism aimed at stopping measures that desecrate religious values and holy sites.

Armenian-Iranians celebrate Christmas, Baptism of Jesus

Armenian-Iranians, who follow the Christian faith, have participated in celebrations to mark Christmas and the Baptism of Jesus.

French envoy summoned to Iranian Foreign Ministry over insulting cartoons

French Ambassador to Tehran Nicolas Roche was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday afternoon after a French magazine published insulting cartoons of the Shia Marjaeya as well as Iran’s national and religious values.

Leader: Stage must be set for women to join Iran’s decision-making bodies

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the ground should be paved for a more active participation of Iranian women in different ranks of the country’s decision-making sectors.

Christians in Iran celebrate New Year at Tehran church

Iranian Christians celebrate 2023 New Year at the Saint Sarkis Cathedral, an Armenian Apostolic church, in the capital, Tehran.

Christmas shopping in Tehran on eve of New Year

According to the religious calendar of Iranian Armenians, Jesus Christ’s birthday is celebrated on January 6. But while Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, some shops and stores in Tehran sell pine trees and other symbols and statuettes just days before that date.

Iran president congratulates Pope, Christians on Christmas

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has penned a letter congratulating Pope Francis on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Jesus Christ and the New Gregorian Year.

Zahedan’s Friday prayers leader warns “infiltrators”

The office of the Friday prayers leader of Zahedan has issued a stark warning against what it calls “infiltrators” in the wake of recent events in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Perpetrators of Shiraz terror attack will definitely be punished

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the perpetrators of a fatal terrorist attack at a holy shrine in Shiraz will definitely face punishment, urging everyone to join hands in the face of enemies and their agents.

Iranians celebrate birth anniversary of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad

Iranians, along with other Muslims worldwide, joined celebrations on Friday to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Iran’s Leader underlines unity among Muslims

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims, Shias and Sunnis alike, to beware of the plots aimed at sowing discord among them, saying the Islamic world can claim its rightful place in global geopolitics through unity.

Iran Leader offers condolences on demise of religious poet

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered his condolences on the passing away of prominent religious poet Seyyed Reza Moayyed.

President Raisi: Iran ready to host meeting for dialogue among divine religions

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who is in New York to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, said the Islamic Republic is ready to host a meeting of dialogue between leaders of divine religions.

Iranians hold huge gatherings on Arbaeen

This year, Iranians who missed the Arbaeen march toward Imam Hussein’s shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala, held their own walk from Tehran’s Imam Hossein Square to the Abdol Azim Hassani shrine in Shahre Ray on the outskirt of the Iranian capital.

Iran’s Leader hosts mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein on Arba’een

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hosts a mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, as millions are marking Arba’een, the 40th day after the Imam’s martyrdom anniversary, in Iraq and elsewhere in the world.

Iran pilgrims returning home prior to Arbaeen as Iraq struggles with congestion

Iranians are ending their Arba’een pilgrimage early and returning home from Iraq as the neighboring Arab country is struggling with millions of pilgrims who arrived there from around the world over the last few days for the mourning rituals.

9 Iranian pilgrims die in Iraq ahead of Arbaeen

The head of Iran's Red Crescent Society has said 9 Iranian pilgrims have died in the Iraqi city of Karbala where they have converged to mark Arbaeen, the 40th day after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

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