Hajj

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  • qazi askar 2017-01-14 15:32

    Tehran not to call off Hajj this year: official

    TEHRAN – Iran has not made any decision to call off the Hajj pilgrimage this year if Saudi Arabia accepts Iran’s conditions, said the Supreme Leader’s representative in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs.

  • سفر حجت الاسلام سید علی قاضی عسگر نماینده ولی فقیه در امور حج و زیارت به شاهرود 2017-01-11 20:48

    Tehran, Riyadh agree on haj talks 

    TEHRAN – An Iranian delegation will travel to Riyadh on Feb. 23 to resume talks on haj pilgrimage after a one year hiatus caused by the 2015 haj crush in Mina in which hundreds of Iranian nationals were killed. 

  • hajj 2017-01-10 19:01

    Iran says will respond to Saudi Hajj invitation

    TEHRAN – Leader’s representative for Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs Seyed Ali Ghazi Askar said on Tuesday that Iran will respond to Saudi Arabia’s invitation for Hajj.

  • علی مطهری 2017-01-05 16:33

    No haj compromise unless Riyadh pays restitution to Iran: senior MP 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Vice-Speaker Ali Motahari said on Wednesday re-launching haj should be deferred until Saudi Arabia has paid restitution to the families of Iranians who lost their lives during a 2015 haj crush. 

  • qassemi 2017-01-04 20:40

    Iran insists has received no Hajj pilgrimage invitation

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi reconfirmed on Wednesday that Iran has received no invitation from the Saudi government for Hajj rituals.

  • Iran denies receiving Hajj invitation from Saudis 2017-01-01 20:31

    Iran denies receiving Hajj invitation from Saudis

    TEHRAN – Hamid Mohammadi, the new head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, on Sunday dismissed reports that Saudi Arabia has invited Iran to discuss a resumption of Iranians' participation in Hajj pilgrimage.

  • qazi askar 2016-12-26 21:13

    Iran working to resume Hajj

    TEHRAN – The Supreme Leader’s representative in Hajj affairs has said Tehran is trying to resume the Hajj pilgrimage, on halt since Iran-Saudi Arabia relations grew murky after a mass crush in Mecca in 2015.

  • Hajj Pilgrims 2016-09-26 16:31

    Firsthand witness says how 2015 Hajj turned tragic

    There were hundreds but thousands of corpses piled up on top of each other in the sizzling, scorching heat of the Mina.

  • قاضی عسگر 2016-09-18 09:38

    Al Saud unable to manage Hajj: Iranian cleric

    TEHRAN – The representative of Supreme Leader for Hajj and pilgrimage affairs has slammed Saudi Arabia’s rulers for their failure to ensure the safety of Hajj pilgrims, saying the Al Saud regime is unable to manage the Hajj rituals.

  • کربلا 2016-09-12 22:11

    Iran dismisses reports Leader ordered hajj ritual in Karbala

    TEHRAN –Iran’s interest section in Cairo has blasted Arab media outlets for reporting that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei had issued an edict calling for performing this year’s hajj ritual in Karbala, Iraq.

  • سعید اوحدی 2016-09-10 19:37

    ‘Iran will follow up on rights of Mina crush victims’

    TEHRAN – Head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Owhadi said on Saturday that Iran will do its utmost to follow up on the rights of the Mina crush victims, IRNA reported.

  • qassemi 2016-09-07 18:07

    Saudis refuse to accept responsibility for Mina tragedy, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday that the Saudi rulers refuse to accept responsibility for the last year’s Mina tragedy, insisting that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef should be liable to the bereaved people of the incident.

  • پوسترهایی در ارتباط با فاجعه منا 2016-09-06 22:02

    Iranian lawyers sign petition against Saudi Arabia over Mina disaster

    TEHRAN – A group of Iranian lawyers, judges, professors, law students, and activists have issued a petition underscoring the Saudi government’s incompetence in the management of the hajj ritual, urging authorities to restore the rights of victims of the last year’s deadly crush.

  • رهبر انقلاب اسلامی 2016-09-05 12:35

    Hajj hijacked by oppressors, Muslims should reconsider management of Hajj: Ayatollah Khamenei

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, issued an important statement on Monday suggesting that the Islamic world must fundamentally reconsider the management of hajj due to "Saudi rulers’ oppressive behavior towards God’s guests".

  • لاسجردی 2016-05-31 10:02

    By Hassan Lasjerdi

    Fighting back irrationality with toleration 

    Tehran and Riyadh failed to clinch a deal on making arrangements favored by the two sides for Iranians to perform this year’s hajj.