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.
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.
Shia Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Ghadeer
Millions of Muslims have commemorated the Eid al-Ghadeer, celebrating the occasion of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) appointing Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor.
Pope Francis is an IS target: Iraqi ambassador to Vatican
An Iraqi diplomat says an attempt on Pope Francis’ life by ISIL is likely.
Islam promotes compassion rather than violence
A former president says that Iranians, inspired by the Muslim faith, are all for friendship and compassion rather than violence.
Ayatollah Al-Sistani’s stance will go down in history
The Italian premier says history will commit Ayatollah Al-Sistani’s benevolent stance to its memory.
Researcher claims Noah has been laid to rest in Nahavand, Iran
Dr. Afrasiabpour says he has compelling evidence that the grave of Noah is located in Nahavand, western Iran.
60 Years of Pilgrimage Visits to Saint Thaddeus Monastery, Iran
Up to 7,000 Christians get together for the 60th anniversary of regular yearly visits to Saint Thaddeus Monastery or Ghara Kelisa in northwestern Iran.
History in a Slaughterhouse Called Ossification
An Iranian jurist looks into the historical aspects of the assassination of a Muslim caliph.
Graves of Jewish martyrs in Tehran renovated
Martyrs’ Foundation of the Islamic Revolution gives a face-lift to the graves of Jewish martyrs in Tehran.
Fuelling religious rifts amounts to political ignorance
Unity is what Muslims need most at this juncture and fuelling differences is tantamount to ignorance, former president Hashemi Rafsanjani says.
Salafis, Yesterday and Today
An expert sheds light on why Salafis are called what they are called and what Salafism meant to Mowlana.
World’s Muslims celebrate ‘Laylat al-Qadr’
Many Muslims across the world have marked ‘Night of Destiny’ or ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ when the holy Qur’an was first revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Leader Underlines Washington’s Failure in Suppressing Islamic Awakening
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that despite the claims made by the intelligence bodies of the US and its western allies, they have completely failed in harnessing the growing tides of Islamic Awakening in the region.
Rouhani Asks for Promotion of Muslim Media to Show True Face of Islam
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the necessity for reinforcing media and news corporations in the Muslim states in a bid to display the true face of Islam to the world.
Rafsanjani: New criterion for cooperation among Muslim World should be defined
Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Monday that all should do their best to adopt a new yardstick to promote cooperation among the Muslim World as disputes will result in insecurity in the region and spoil facilities of Islamic states.
Supreme Leader Raps West’s Materialistic View of Women
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lambasted the western countries for their materialistic view and instrumental use of women, describing the West's wrong view about woman as the root cause of various problems in the contemporary world.
Need For Shiite-Sunni Dialogue
An exclusive interview with Mowlavi Abdul Hamid, a senior Iranian Sunni cleric.