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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.

Iraq’s Interior Minister in Iran for Arba’een Coordination

Iraqi Interior Minister has arrived in Tehran to discuss issues related to Arba'een, one of the world's largest religious gatherings annually held at the fortieth day after the martyrdom of third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS).

Iran Condoles with Afghanistan on Death of Top Shiite Cleric

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered condolences to the Afghan nation and government on the demise of top Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Asif Mohseni.

Nigeria Court Allows Sheikh Zakzaky to Receive Treatment in India

A High Court in Nigeria’s Kaduna has granted a leave the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, to go to India for medical treatment.

Iran Raps Bahraini Regime for Execution of Protestors

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson has denounced the execution of Bahraini protestors as a “sectarian measure” and part of a “wrong policy”, calling on the Manama regime to behave rationally and address the self-inflicted crisis through reconciliation with people of Bahrain.
Iran Condemns Violence, Use of Force against Nigeria Protesters

Iran Condemns Violence, Use of Force against Nigeria Protesters

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed deep concern over the recent unrest and clashes in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

Nigeria Urged to Send Shiite Cleric Sheikh Zakzaky to Iran

Iran’s Prosecutor General has called on the Nigerian government to release top Shiite cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and send him to the Islamic Republic of Iran for treatment.

Shiite Muslims Celebrate Imam Reza’s Birthday Anniversary

Shiite Muslims from Iran and many other countries on Sunday celebrated the birthday anniversary of their eighth imam, Ali bin Mousa al-Reza (PBUH), in his Holy Shrine in Mashhad and other parts of the world.

Exclusive: Nigeria to Release Muslim Leader Sheikh Zakzaky Soon

Following arrangements made between the Nigerian government and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife are set to be released soon for medical treatment abroad, an informed source told the Iran Front Page.

Iran Equalizes Blood Money for Men, Women in Historic Decision

From now on, an equal amount of blood money (diyah) will be paid to male or female victims or their heirs in cases of murder, bodily harm, or property damage, in a major shift from the age-old Sharia-based law that the blood money for women is half the amount set for men.

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