Thursday, June 1, 2023


Cleansing ritual performed at Imam Reza’s holy shrine in Iran’s Mashhad ahead of birth anniv.

The custodians of the Shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, perform a cleansing ritual at the holy site in the northeastern city of Mashhad, as Iranians prepare to celebrate the venerated Shia Muslim figure’s birth anniversary on Wednesday.

Iranian rights official says members of religious minorities no different than other Iranians

Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Kazem Gharibabadi says members of religious minorities in the country are in fact part of the Iranian population as a whole.

Muslim devotees mourn Imam Jafar Sadeq on martyrdom anniversary 

A group of Muslim devotees known as the Sadeqiyoun Society have held a procession to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Jafar Sadeq, the sixth Shia Imam, in Mashhad, northeastern Iran. 

Iran’s Raisi meets with Patriarch of Assyrian Church of East

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has met with Mar Awa III, the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, emphasizing faith and morality.

Iranians hold mass gathering in shrine city of Mashhad to mark Imam Mahdi birth anniversary

Iranians have held a massive gathering in the eastern shrine city of Mashhad to mark the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi, the 12th Shia Imam from the infallible household of Prophet Mohammad.

Body of Shia cleric inside Imam Hussein Shrine

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.

Funeral procession held for Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani in Najaf

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.

Funeral ceremony held in Qom for Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani

People in the holy Iranian city of Qom have held a funeral for Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani, the leading Shia cleric.

Iraq’s top cleric condoles passing of Ayatollah Saafi

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 Shiaa cleric Ayatollah Saafi passes away

Prominent Iranian religious figure Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Saafi Golpaygani has passed away at the age of 103, after a period of illness.

Iran FM congratulates Christians on Nativity

Iran’s Foreign Minister has, in a message, congratulated all Christians around the world, particularly those living in Iran, on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ and Christmas.

Iran’s Leader condoles with top cleric on mother’s demise

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Leader has expressed condolences on the passing of the mother of senior religious figure Ayatollah Mohammad Javad Fazel Lankarani.

Tehran calls for sisterhood pact with Najaf

Tehran Mayor Alireza Zakani has sat down with Deputy Governor of the Iraqi province of Najaf, Hatef Abd-ul-Amir Habib Mazi, highlighting the deep attachment between the people of Iran and Iraq.

Iran leader expresses condolences on demise of top cleric

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.

Iran Hosting Gathering on Followers of Divine Faiths

A gathering of followers of divine faiths has kicked off at the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

Iranians Attend ‘Qadr Night’ Rituals While Observing Health Protocols

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 Screens 20 Million Nowruz Travellers for COVID-19 

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.

Markets Filled with Instruments for Mourning in Muharram

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.

Tourism Official Invites World to Spend Christmas in Iran

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.

Christmas Celebrated by Iranians in Tehran Church

Iranian Catholic Christians have celebrated Christmas in Saint Gregory church of capital Tehran on Tuesday, December 25, as Christians across the world mark the day.

Iranian People Mark “Night of Destiny” (+Photos)

Each year in Ramadan Muslim people across the world mark the ‘Night of Destiny’ or ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ when the holy Qur’an was first revealed to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Bans Purchase of Facebook Likes!

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.

“Iran Land of Religious Spirituality, Coexistence”

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.

India Hosts Religious Dialogue between Islam, Hinduism

The First Round of Religious Dialogues between Islam and Hinduism was recently held at the International Centre of India in New Delhi.

Religious Minorities Can Improve Iran’s Global Image: Minister

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.

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