Saturday, February 4, 2023

Religion

Interfaith dialogue; a call for action

A book review session in Tehran has underlined that interfaith dialogue should be revived at a time when the world is reeling from the blows of war, hatred and violence.

Iranian religious minorities enjoying freedom, respect: Bishop Mirm

Bishop Thomas Mirm says complete freedom and respect were the results of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution for religious minorities of the country.

Egypt’s Al-Azhar urges Iran to ban movie “Muhammad (PBUH)”

The movie director said the main aim behind his grand cinematic project is to denounce extremist moves by those who resort to violence in the name of Islam.

Kerman holds biggest Zoroastrian Sadeh Festival

The mid-winter festival celebrated 50 days before the Persian New Year marks the approach of spring and displays the defeat of the forces of darkness, frost and cold.

Oppressive governments main reason for spiritual vacuum: Judiciary chief

In a meeting with the Patriarch of Armenian Catholic Church, Iran's top judge has called recent French cartoons an insult to over 1.5 billion Muslims.

Blasphemous cartoons insult all divine prophets: Iranian official

Expressing gratitude to Pope Francis for his firm position on abusive cartoons in the French magazine, Younesi said the move was not only an insult to Islam but to all divine prophets.

Supreme Leader message to the youth in Europe and North America

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the young generations in Europe and North America.

Leader warns about global campaign to undermine religion

The Supreme Leader has praised Iranian athletes for their spiritual resistance and insistence on promoting religious values during the sporting events.

Insulting Islam’s Prophet, playing with fire: Larijani

The Iranian parliament (Majlis) speaker says those insulting the holy Prophet of Islam are playing with fire, as Muslims will surely react to any irreverence to their most respected figure.

Iran denounces acts of terror, blasphemy

President Rouhani has said that Iran condemns terror, violence and extremism under the pretext of defending religions and insults to religions in the name of defending freedom.

Iranians hold rally on insulting cartoon outside French embassy

The protesters chanted ‘Islam will be victorious’ and carried placards in condemnation of the cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

West behind Charlie Hebdo profane cartoons: Iranian official

​A senior Iranian official has denounced sacrilegious cartoons published by French weekly, Charlie Hebdo, depicting Prophet Mohammad, saying the move has been orchestrated by the West.

Iranian FM urges respect for sanctities

Iran's foreign minister has stressed the need for respecting sanctities of all religions and cultures, saying that such respect makes it easier to have respectful relations.

Al-Azhar has voiced readiness to host a gathering of Shiite and Sunni scholars

The gathering between Shiite and Sunni scholars is aimed at having differences between the two sides discussed and settled.

Iran Condemns Charlie Hebdo’s Insulting Cartoon as “Provocative”

We condemn the French weekly’s provocative move, because it hurts the sentiments of Muslims, said the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

Germans rally to oppose terrorism and Islamophobia

A tolerance rally by Muslims in Berlin, joined by German officials, condemns in the strongest terms acts of terror which are committed in the name of Islam.

Terrorism, violence in name of Islam reprehensible: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has censured terrorism and violence in the name of Islam in any part of the world.

Tehran Friday prayer leader condemns France’s terror attack

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami condemned the deadly attack in France and said Islam does not approve of killing innocent people.

Divisive moves linked to Western spy agencies: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemy’s intelligence agencies are behind divisive plots hatched against Muslims.

We need to get closer to religions through rationality

Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the region direly needs to revive interfaith dialogue at a time when ignorant prejudice and improper attitudes have brought disgrace on nations.

Iran supports any Muslim fighting extremism

President Rouhani says that Iran will support any Muslim nation or entity which fights against violence, extremism and terrorism.

President Rouhani congratulates Muslim counterparts on Prophet’s birthday

President Rouhani has sent separate messages to the Islamic heads of state, congratulating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him).

Trans-regional actors sowing discord among Muslims

President Rouhani has blamed certain trans-regional countries for creating rift among Muslims, saying Shiites and Sunnis should stand united.

Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is superstition and heresy

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti has said that celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad is superstitious and Muslim should stop this act of heresy.

One day, two prophets; festivals of joy and sorrow

The followers of Zoroaster and Jesus mourn the demise and celebrate the birth anniversary of their prophets on the same day on the same street in Tehran.

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