Religion

Religions and Faiths 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.

Hajj-Newspapers

Coverage of Hajj tragedy by Iranian newspapers on September 26

Iranian newspapers on Saturday brought into focus the tragic incident in Mina on Thursday, which was the worst Hajj tragedy in 25 years.
Amir Abdollahian

Iran summons Saudi charge d’ affaires over Mina incident

Iran’s interior minister in a letter to his Saudi counterpart has called for full investigation into the tragic stampede incident in Mina.
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Toll from Hajj stampede outside Mecca reaches 2,000: Sources

The death toll from a deadly crush during Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, has soared...
Hashemi Rafsanjani

Saudi government responsible for Mina tragedy: Ayatollah Rafsanjani

Ayatollah Rafsanjani has said that Saudi officials in charge of [maintaining] order in Hajj rituals are responsible for the incident near Mecca and should be answerable to the Islamic world.
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Iran’s President Rouhani orders task force to address Mina disaster

Among its objectives, the task force would have to send over aid teams, if needed, and dispatch aircraft to Saudi Arabia in order to assist the pilgrims and the wounded.
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Iran declares 3-day national mourning over Mecca deaths

The Saudi government should meet its obligations in compliance with the rule of righteousness and fairness, the leader said.
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Number of Iranian victims of Saudi stampede rises to 47

The head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that the Saudi officials had blocked two ways leading to the stoning point, thus causing the stampede.
Supreme Leader

US policies, Israel crimes key problems for Muslims: Leader

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has released a message to Hajj pilgrims stressing the importance of the annual ritual.
Ahmad Hatami

Iran’s space scientist killed in Mecca crane collapse

The Saudi government should have made the necessary preparations to safeguard the lives of the pilgrims in Mecca, Ali Larijani said.
Rouhani

Iranian President Rouhani wishes Jews happy Rosh Hashana

May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect and bring peace and mutual understanding,” the Iranian president said in a tweet.

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