Saturday, January 28, 2023

Religion

A 1st int’l gathering of Islamic political parties to be held in Tehran

Among other things, the gathering is to discuss ways of promoting cooperation among political parties across the Islamic world.

Iran backs freedom of religious minorities

Ali Younesi says that religious minorities enjoy freedom to practice their faith and the government supports their freedom.

Religious minorities enjoy peace in Iran

Thomas Meram, the Archbishop of Assyrians, Chaldean and Catholics minorities living in Orumiyeh, has said that religious minorities live peacefully in Iran thanks to the wise leadership of the Supreme Leader.

Perils of holy ignorance

Prominent Shiite thinker Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad expounds on his book on the so-called holy ignorance.

Muslims marking demise anniversary of Muslim Prophet

Millions of Muslims across the world are holding special ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the passing of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him).

How can a Muslim live in a pluralist world?

Imam Musa al-Sadr, a Shiite religious and political leader, favors religious moderation over secularism and factionalism, saying that freedom, respect, trust and tolerance are the basic tools of pluralism.

Deviant and reactionary currents are too dangerous

Mohammad Khatami, the president of the Foundation for Dialogue among Civilizations, says some deviant groups commit appalling crimes in the region in the name of Islam.

Arba’een in the holy city of Karbala in photos

Images from Karbala show a sea of pilgrims in the holy city to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.

The uprising of Karbala won’t be forgotten; Islam is a religion of compassion

The Chief of Staff of the Supreme Leader says IS terrorists and their American and Israeli masters pose the gravest threat to the Muslim faith.

Number of Karbala pilgrims to hit new record in Arba’een

Iraqi officials say they expect the number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arba’een to hit 20 million.

Imam Hussein lovers en route to Karbala ahead of Arba’een

Imam Hussein lovers are en route to Karbala, Iraq with some pilgrims being stranded in the roads leading to his holy shrine due to overcrowding.

Eminent Christian leader urges an end to foreign support for terrorists in Syria

The Orthodox Bishop of Halab, Yohanna Al-Asher Yazji, has appealed to foreign supporters of terrorists in Syria to end their inhumane acts.

Leave your shoes and preconceptions outside before coming in

The Rockhampton Mosque in Queensland, Australia opened its doors to visitors of all ages and beliefs on an Open Mosque Day to promote mutual understanding and tolerance.

A disabled devotee en-route to Karbala on all fours

A disabled Iraqi man sets out, on all fours, on a 300 km trip to attend a Shiite ceremony in Karbala.

Imam of al-Azhar invited Iranian scholar to anti-terrorism conference

A distinguished lecturer at Qom Seminary is to deliver a speech on ‘Respect for difference, diversity and coexistence’ at a global conference on the fight against terrorism in Cairo.

Rafsanjani warns Islamic countries against impact of discord

“Islamic scholars are duty-bound to prevent ignorance from spreading to Islamic communities,” said Chairman of the State Expediency Council Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Iran owes its independence to Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a George Washington University professor, credits Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili for the independence Iran enjoys today.

A distorted Koranic application appears in Apple and Samsung app stores

A distorted Koranic application in the app stores of Apple and Samsung draws Muslim anger.

VP Underlines Respect for All Faiths in Iran

Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh underscored that Iran treats people of different religions with respect.

Shia Muslims hold rituals to mark Karbala tragedy

Millions of Shia Muslims around the world annually commemorate the great tragedy of Karbala with various forms of traditional ceremonies.

Isfahan is a model of peaceful coexistence among followers of divine faiths

The spiritual leader of the World Armenians says Isfahan is a fine example of how followers of divine religions can coexist peacefully.

Christians in Isfahan celebrate the 350th anniversary of a famous church

A service is held in Isfahan to mark the 350th anniversary of a very old place of worship.

A sentence that should not be carried out

Top Shiite clerics in Iran speak up against the death sentence handed down by a Saudi court against Saudi cleric, Nimr al-Nimr.

Propagation of extremist Shiism is backed by the US: Leader’s Advisor

The Leader's IRGC representative says Wahhabism, a secular version of Islam promoted by Turkey and extremist Shiism are the kinds of Islam the US supports.

Unlike Salafism, Ijtihad explores new responses to recent questions

The grandson of Imam Khomeini says Ijtihad is the act of building on old principles to find new answers to new questions; those who believe new questions have old answers are stuck in the past.

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