Religion

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.

Flag Hoisted on 1km-High Pole to Mark Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom

A huge flag bearing the name of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS), has been hoisted on a 1,000-metre-high pole in Tehran to mark the anniversary of his martyrdom.

Iranians Inspired by Imam Hussein in Confrontation with US: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the nation will resist against the bullying US in the same way as Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam, resisted against tyrant ruler of time Yazid, and they won’t cave into escalating pressure by Washington.

Tents Set Up across Iran to Mark Beginning of Muharram

Tents have been set up in almost all Iranian cities, particularly those in southern Iran, commemorating the advent of the lunar month of Muharram, when the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, was martyred.

Iran FM Wishes Happy New Year for Jews

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated Jewish people across the world, particularly those living in Iran, on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
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Iran’s Interior Minister in Iraq to Discuss Border Issues, Arba’een

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has arrived in Baghdad to discuss bilateral border issues and this year’s Arba’een ceremony, the world’s largest religious pilgrimage, in meetings with Iraqi officials.

Iran Says Successful Hajj to Pave Way for Tehran-Riyadh Dialogue

A representative of Iran’s Leader says this year’s successful hajj pilgrimage can pave the way for fence-mending talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, easing disputes between the two regional powers.

Iran FM Congratulates World Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has felicitated Muslim people across the world on Eid al-Adha (Islamic Feast of Sacrifice), calling on them to unite against those who are trying to divide the Muslim world.

China Hosts Seminar on Iranian Mysticism, Sufism

A seminar on Iranian mysticism and Sufism was recently held by the Beijing University and the Iranian embassy’s cultural attaché in the Chinese capital Beijing.

US Trying to Pit Muslims against Each Other, Iran Leader Warns

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States is trying to pit Islamic nations against each other, so that Muslim people are killed by fellow Muslims.

Iraqi Sunni, Shiite Clerics Call for Countering US Sanctions on Iran

A host of Muslim Iraqi clerics from both Shiite and Sunni denominations have issued a public call to counter sanctions slapped on Iran by US President Donald Trump.

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