Shiite and Sunni Muslims
The latest news and views about the relations between Shiite and Sunni Muslims
Iran’s Leader: Hajj teaches coexistence
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a host of officials in charge of the Hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday in Tehran.
Iranian Sunni Muslim praying on Valiasr Street in central Tehran
A video is making the rounds on social media in Iran showing a Sunni Muslim fruit seller saying his prayers on the sidewalk of a famous street in central Tehran.
Taliban Backed by Public, Helped by God: Iran’s Top Sunni Cleric
The top Sunni cleric in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan says the Taliban is advancing rapidly in Afghanistan thanks to popular support and the help of God.
Iran Congratulates Muslim Nations on Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran has congratulated the governments and people of Islamic nations on the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Top Scientific Works of Muslim World Unveiled in Tehran
Select scientific works of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought have been unveiled in Tehran by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Islamic Unity Conference Kicks Off in Tehran
The 33rd edition of International Islamic Unity Conference has started in the Iranian capital of Tehran, marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Sunni Iranians Host Largest Fast-Breaking Reception
The longest fast-breaking table in the holy month of Ramadan has been set in a Sunni-majority flood-stricken town in northern Iran.
State TV Channel Chief Sacked over Program Insulting to Sunnis
The manager of an Iranian state TV channel has been removed from his post following the broadcast of a program which was insulting to Sunni Muslims.
Devastating Floods Reinforced Shiite-Sunni Unity in Iran
A Sunni clergyman says the devastating floods that hit much of Iran recently was also a blessing as it strengthened unity between Shiites and Sunnis.
No Power Capable of Dividing Iran, Iraq: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says no power in the world can cause rift between the two neighbouring nations of Iran and Iraq.
Reports of Iraqi MPs’ Visit to Israel Arouse Controversy
The news of the visit of three Iraqi delegations to Israel last year, issued by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its Twitter account, has sparked controversy.
Iran Starts Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Anniversary
On the occasion of the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), about 400 different cultural programs and art events will be held across the Iranian capital from November 20 to November 25.
Tehran to Host Biggest Gathering of Islamic Scholars
The 2018 edition of the International Islamic Unity Conference, the world’s baggiest gathering of Islamic scholars, is planned to be held in Tehran later this month.
‘Iraq’s Top Cleric Urged Shiite Forces to Shield Sunnis’
Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has urged the Shiite forces of Hashd al-Sha’abi to sacrifice their lives to protect Sunni families who are under relentless attacks by ISIS, an Iranian official says.
Iran FM Congratulates World Muslims on Eid al-Adha
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has felicitated Muslim people across the world on Eid al-Adha (Islamic Feast of Sacrifice), calling on them to unite against those who are trying to divide the Muslim world.
US Trying to Pit Muslims against Each Other, Iran Leader Warns
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States is trying to pit Islamic nations against each other, so that Muslim people are killed by fellow Muslims.
Iraqi Sunni, Shiite Clerics Call for Countering US Sanctions on Iran
A host of Muslim Iraqi clerics from both Shiite and Sunni denominations have issued a public call to counter sanctions slapped on Iran by US President Donald Trump.
Sunni Leaders of Iran’s Kurdistan Condemn Marivan Terrorist Attack
Top Sunni clerics of Iran’s Kurdistan province have strongly condemned the PJAK terrorists’ recent attack on a border checkpoint in Marivan which led to the deaths of 11 IRGC members.
Iranian Cleric Urges Saudi Muftis to Warn Their Novice Rulers against Provocation
A senior Iranian cleric has called on Saudi clergymen and Muslim scholars to fulfil their religious obligation by warning the novice rulers of Saudi Arabia against making provocative decisions about regional issues.
Extremist Shiite Community behind Attack on Iran Embassy in London
Iranian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Hamid Baeidinejad says the Shirazi cult, whose followers raided the Iranian embassy in London on Friday, is an extremist Shiite group that insults grand Sunni leaders.
Iran’s Rouhani Calls for Muslims’ Unity in Address to Indian Worshippers
Visiting India, President Hassan Rouhani has called on all Muslims across the world to preserve their unity in the face of the Israeli regime and other enemies.
West Plotting to Divide Muslims, Create Terror Groups: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says driving a wedge among the Islamic world and creating Takfiri terror groups in the Middle East are part of a larger plot hatched up by the West.
IRGC Chief-Commander Praises Shiite-Sunni Unity in Iran
The chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has hailed the peaceful coexistence among Iranian Shia and Sunni Muslims, saying all plots hatched by enemies to undermine national unity and solidarity in the country have been thwarted.
Leader Praises Peaceful Coexistence of Shiite, Sunni Muslims in Iran
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has lauded the peaceful coexistence of Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Iran, describing them as a role model for all Muslims in the world.
Iran President Urges Muslims to Recognize Other Religions
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on Muslim people to respect other religions and sects, saying those who claim to have a better religion should prove it in practice.
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