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.

Religoins in Iran

One day, two prophets; festivals of joy and sorrow

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.
int’l gathering of Islamic political parties

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.
President Rouhani’s assistant

Iran backs freedom of religious minorities

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

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.
Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad

Perils of holy ignorance

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

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).
Imam Musa Sadr

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.
Mohammad Khatami

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.
Karbala-Arbaeen

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.
Mohammadi Golpaygani

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.

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