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Mourners have carried the coffin of Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani inside the holey shrine of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam, in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala. Pallbearers turned around the burial place of Imam Hossein with the coffin of Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani on their shoulders.
People held a funeral for Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani, the leading Shia cleric, inside the shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf.
People in the holy Iranian city of Qom have held a funeral for Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani, the leading Shia cleric.
Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Sistani offered condolences over the death of Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani who passed away Tuesday at the age of 103.
Prominent Iranian religious figure Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Saafi Golpaygani has passed away at the age of 103, after a period of illness.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Leader has expressed condolences on the passing of the mother of senior religious figure Ayatollah Mohammad Javad Fazel Lankarani.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed condolences on the demise of senior religious figure Haj Sheikh Mohsen Mojtahed Shabestari.
A gathering of followers of divine faiths has kicked off at the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
Iranian people on Tuesday night observed health protocols at religious sites where Qadr night rituals were held nationwide, says the country's health minister.
Iran’s Red Crescent Society says it has screened over 20 million Nowruz travellers for COVID-19 during the implementation of a national plan against the coronavirus.
Special musical instruments, flags, banners, and equipment are annually used by Shiite Muslims in Iran and other countries during the lunar month of Muharram, when the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, is mourned.
A tourism official invited people from across the world to choose Iran as the destination for their Christmas vacation, in a bid to lure tourists who worth a lot to the country’s economy amid the tightening of US sanctions.
Egypt's Grand Mufti, in yet another bizarre fatwa, has announced that selling Facebook likes is officially haram, for it entails deceiving others into believing your posts/products are more popular than they actually are.
A senior Iranian cultural official has called Iran “the land of religious spirituality and coexistence”, saying that Iran has been the scene of religious coexistence throughout history.
The First Round of Religious Dialogues between Islam and Hinduism was recently held at the International Centre of India in New Delhi.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi emphasized the constructive role that leaders of religious minorities living in Iran can play in their interaction in the country's society and letting the world know about the realities on the ground in Iran.
Nora Airisian, who represents Armenians in the Syrian parliament, says the Armenian community living in Iran are proud of their peaceful coexistence with Iranians.
An Armenian priest has lauded the achievements of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (1979) and its founder and leader Imam Khomeini, saying they brought us the gift of freedom.
The religious Carpet Washing Ceremony, one of the rituals of Shiite Muslims, is annually held in Mashhad-e Ardehal, near the central city of Kashan.
Qara Kelisa or St. Thaddeus Complex in Chaldoran, northwest of Iran, hosted the annual religious ceremony of Armenians known as Badarak.
Representatives of the Vatican proposed on several occasions to buy it from Tabriz Library and were ready to offer a blank check in return, Manuchehr Jafari said.
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