Religion

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.

Mosques to Reopen Across Iran in Conformity with Social Distancing Measures

Mosques to Reopen Across Iran in Conformity with Social Distancing Measures

Iran’s Health Ministry has announced details of protocols on the reopening of mosques across Iran ahead of the Qadr nights (Laylat al-Qadr) when people stay awake and pray from midnight till dawn.
Iran to Reopen Mosques in 132 'White' Counties: Rouhani

Iran to Reopen Mosques in 132 ‘White’ Counties: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says mosques will be reopened as of tomorrow in 132 "low-risk" counties, and schools may also reopen later this month.
Iran Condemns UN's 'Biased' Human Rights Resolution

Iran Refutes US Religious Freedom Report

The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected an annual report by the US government on religious freedom as blatant interference in the internal affairs of the other countries, saying the report is based upon wrong information and is condemned.
Ramadan Traditions in Northwestern Iran

Ramadan Traditions in Northwestern Iran

People in western and northwestern Iran have interesting customs and traditions to mark the holy month of Ramadan.
Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

The Kurdish people of Iran have long had diverse and special rituals for the holy month of Ramadan and still adhere to them.
Evangelicalism and US Politics: Impact of Religion on Iran-US Ties

Evangelicalism and US Politics: Impact of Religion on Iran-US Ties

Mohammad Masjed-Jamei, a scholar of religion and a former diplomat, has weighed in on the impact of evangelical Christianity on the US politics and the country’s foreign policy, especially during the tenure of President Donald Trump.
Iran’s First VP, FM Congratulate Muslim Nations on Arrival of Ramadan

Iran’s First VP, FM Congratulate Muslim Nations on Arrival of Ramadan

Iran's first vice president and foreign minister have, in separate messages, offered congratulations to their counterparts in Muslim countries on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Iran's Leader Attends Quran Recitation Ceremony via Video-Conference

Iran’s Leader Attends Quran Recitation Ceremony via Video-Conference

Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has attended a ceremony to recite holy Qur’an via video-conferencing amid the spread of the coronavirus.
President Lauds Iranians’ Cooperation, Says Religious Sites May Reopen

President Lauds Iranians’ Cooperation, Says Religious Sites May Reopen

President Hassan Rouhani has lauded the Iranian people for their glorious cooperation with the health authorities and complying with the health protocols in the fight against coronavirus, and raised the possibility that the religious sites could reopen in conformity with certain instructions.
Iran Congratulates Leaders of Muslim States on Arrival of Ramadan

Iran Congratulates Leaders of Muslim States on Arrival of Ramadan

President Hassan Rouhani has felicitated leaders of Islamic countries on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.