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.

Places of Worship to Remain Closed in Iran for Now amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Places of Worship to Remain Closed in Iran for Now amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says mosques and places of worship will remain closed for another two weeks as part of social distancing measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Free Coffee Served in Iranian City to Celebrate Religious Feast 

Free Coffee Served in Iranian City to Celebrate Religious Feast 

According to an old custom, people in the city of Zavareh in Iran’s Isfahan Province serve free coffee in celebration of the mid-Sha'ban Islamic feasts every year.
Iranian Holy Shrine Used for Production of Masks amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Iranian Holy Shrine Used for Production of Masks amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The holy shrine of Shah Cheragh in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz has been temporarily turned into a workshop for local women producing masks amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 in the country.
Iran’s Leader Condemns Massacre of Indian Muslims

Iran’s Leader Condemns Massacre of Indian Muslims

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has censured the killing of oppressed Muslims in India.

Iran’s Former Ambassador to Vatican Dies of Coronavirus

Seyyed Hadi Khosroshahi, a prominent Iranian cleric and the Islamic Republic’s first ambassador to Vatican City, has died of the novel coronavirus at the age of 81.
US Had Grudge against Soleimani for His Role in Fighting Terror: Iran

Assyrian Christians Indebted to Qassem Soleimani: MP

The representative of Iranian Assyrians and Chaldean Catholics at the Iranian Parliament says Assyrians are beholden to General Qassem Soleimani, because thanks to his efforts over 30,000 of the Assyrians living in Iraq survived ISIS invasion.
Iran’s Architecture in Photos Church of Sohreqeh (13)

Iran’s Architecture in Photos: Church of Sohreqeh

The church of Sohreqeh in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan is a historical building belonging to the Catholic Armenians.

Iran President Congratulates World Leaders on New Year

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered congratulations to world leaders on the beginning of 2020, the new Christian year, and wished them a year full of peace and kindness for all people.
Iranian Craftsman Inscribes Quran on Stone (5)

Iranian Craftsman Inscribes Quran on Stone

An artisan in Iran has turned his house into an exhibition of superb pieces of craftsmanship: stones on which are written the verses of the Quran, the holy book of Muslims.

Tehran Cathedral Hosts ‘Cross-Crescent Rendezvous’ Ceremony

The Saint Sarkis Cathedral of Tehran on Sunday hosted a ceremony called “Cross and Crescent Rendezvous” with the aim of further proximity between followers of various faiths including Islam and Christianity.