Religion

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.

Sadegh TabaTabai-Mousa Sadr

You are not any less of a revolutionary, if you don’t pull the trigger

Aftab-e Yazd addresses the critics of the government by recalling a memory of the late Sadegh Tabatabai.
Supreme Leader

Islam urges justice, fairness toward non-Muslims: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Islam has ordered Muslims to treat the followers of other religions with “fairness and justice.”
Shahindokht Mollaverdi-Pope

Pope: Free speech no excuse for insulting religions

Pope Francis has voiced support for Iran’s efforts to ink a comprehensive nuclear deal with P5+1, saying he stands by the Iranian nation and government.
Zarif letter

Iran’s FM: Violence has no place in Islam, unacceptable to Muslims

“Considering the institutional capabilities of the United Nations, I tend to remain hopeful that the UN and its capacity and mechanisms can be brought to bear” on such an important issue, Zarif said.
Tiziana Ciavardini

Italian Anthropologist Hails Iran Leader’s ‘Historic Letter’

An Italian anthropologist described the recent letter by the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution to Western youths as a “historic letter” whose impact will be revealed in future.
Iran-Catechism of the Catholic Church

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.
Bishop Mirm

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.
Iranian Muhammad (PBUH) Movie

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.
Zoroastrian-2

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.
Larijani-Religion

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.

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