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.

Female Iranian Calligrapher Writes Out Entire Quran with Gold Ink

Female Iranian Calligrapher Writes Out Entire Quran with Gold Ink

An Iranian calligrapher, who is said to be the second female calligrapher of the Muslim world, has written the entire Quran in the naskh style of calligraphy using gold ink.
Eid al-Fitr Prayers to Be Held Nationwide at End of Ramadan: Iran

Eid al-Fitr Prayers to Be Held Nationwide at End of Ramadan: Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Eid al-Fitr congregational prayers will be held nationwide on the last day of the holy month of Ramadan.
Rouhani Hails Iranians for Observing Health Protocols on Qadr Nights

Rouhani Hails Iranians for Observing Health Protocols on Qadr Nights

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has commended the people and authorities for united action in the fight against COVID-19, saying such perfect accord, unlike in certain developed countries, has enabled Iran to reopen businesses and resume religious activities in compliance with the health protocols.
Clay Bowl with Hadith from Prophet Muhammad Unearthed in Iran

Clay Bowl with Hadith from Prophet Muhammad Unearthed in Iran

Archaeologists in the Iranian city of Nishapur have discovered an engraved earthen bowl with an inscription bearing a hadith from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) related to the holy month of Ramadan.
Iranians Attend 'Qadr Night' Rituals While Observing Health Protocols 4

Iranians Attend ‘Qadr Night’ Rituals While Observing Health Protocols

Iranian people on Tuesday night observed health protocols at religious sites where Qadr night rituals were held nationwide, says the country's health minister.
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 Vows Appropriate Response to US Interception of Mahan Air Flight

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.