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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.
The protesters chanted ‘Islam will be victorious’ and carried placards in condemnation of the cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
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.
The gathering between Shiite and Sunni scholars is aimed at having differences between the two sides discussed and settled.
We condemn the French weekly’s provocative move, because it hurts the sentiments of Muslims, said the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
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.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has censured terrorism and violence in the name of Islam in any part of the world.
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami condemned the deadly attack in France and said Islam does not approve of killing innocent people.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemy’s intelligence agencies are behind divisive plots hatched against Muslims.
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.
President Rouhani has sent separate messages to the Islamic heads of state, congratulating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him).
President Rouhani has blamed certain trans-regional countries for creating rift among Muslims, saying Shiites and Sunnis should stand united.
Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti has said that celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad is superstitious and Muslim should stop this act of heresy.
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.
Among other things, the gathering is to discuss ways of promoting cooperation among political parties across the Islamic world.
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).
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.