• A view of the Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili in Ardebil, northwest Iran 2019-12-25 19:18

    New cultural occasions added to Iran’s calendar of events

    TEHRAN – Three cultural occasions were officially added to Iran’s national calendar of events on Tuesday.

  • The future of Islam and Muslims 2019-11-26 10:55

    By Quayyum Raja

    The future of Islam and Muslims

    KASHMIR - Islam is a universal faith. Anyone from anywhere at any time can embrace Islam and has been doing so ever since the dawn of Islam. Therefore, the future of Islam is bright, but the future of the current Muslim states looks very bleak.

  • Ambassador calls for unity among Muslims 2019-11-16 17:11

    Ambassador calls for unity among Muslims

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Ambassador to Athens has highlighted the importance of unity among all Muslims, saying unity is the focus of Quranic teachings and Islam.

  • Unity Conference 2019-11-15 19:03

    Sunni scholar: The overall policy of Iran is to boost the Sunni-Shia unity

    Intl. Islamic Unity Conference starts in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The International Islamic Unity Conference kicked off in Tehran on Thursday, with President Hassan Rouhani delivering the opening remarks aimed to unify the Islamic world.

  • Iran ranks 6th in Halal travel revenues 2019-11-02 19:37

    Iran ranks 6th in Halal travel revenues

    TEHRAN – Fetching $8 billion, Iran is ranked 6th in terms of Halal travel revenues based on the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2018/19.

  • Iraq a source of pride for Arab world, Islam: Velayati 2019-08-06 17:34

    Iraq a source of pride for Arab world, Islam: Velayati

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has said neighboring Iraq is a source of pride for the Arab world and Islam.

  • Leader’s representative visits slaughterhouse in Brazil 2019-05-05 23:09

    Leader’s representative visits slaughterhouse in Brazil

    TEHRAN – Hojatoleslam Reza Taqavi, the Leader’s representative in the Agriculture Ministry, has visited the biggest slaughterhouse of the JBS company in Brazil’s Campo Grande.

  • Why Catholic mom implores girls to ditch leggings? 2019-04-09 09:17

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Why Catholic mom implores girls to ditch leggings?

    Maryann White’s plea to girls not to wear leggings provoke backlash as modest dressing is losing its meaning

    TEHRAN — In a letter published in the University of Notre Dame’s student newspaper “The Observer” on March 25 a catholic mom, Maryann White, begged female students to stop wearing leggings which sparked inevitable backlash, but why the concept of modest dressing is lost on so many in recent decades?

  • Trump 2019-04-06 11:17

    By Martin Love

    Pity any nation that has veered from the moral messages of Islam or Christianity

    NORTH CAROLINA - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 99, and apparently still alive, is an American poet and publisher of books who got his start as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina, where he majored in journalism and went on to a notable career as both a writer and painter.

  • Christchurch carnage must silence the breed of Islam-bashers 2019/03/17

    Dr. Abid Hussain

    Christchurch carnage must silence the breed of Islam-bashers

    TEHRAN - Daoud Nabi was the first victim of the Christchurch mosque shootings on Friday. He was standing at the door when the terrorist barged inside Masjid Al Noor mosque brandishing his semi-automatic weapon.

  • Islamic Revolution 2019/02/04

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Imam’s triumphant return and Islamic Revolution

    One day in Paris, during Imam Khomeini's exile, there was an important phone call from Tehran. It was Dr. Syed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti on the line, Imam’s close aide and the martyr of Haft Tir tragedy.

  • Iran’s Islamic Revolution: The real Islamic alternative 2019-02-04 10:43

    By Kevin Barrett

    Iran’s Islamic Revolution: The real Islamic alternative

    “Islam was and is not only a viable option, but is the only alternative to an Occident that is increasingly troubled by social and ideological crises.” – Murad Hoffman

  • Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi 2018-12-27 09:49

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Making Tehran Geneva of Muslim world panacea to problems’

    TEHRAN - At a time when the forces of Takfirism have become menacingly stronger across the world, bringing bad name to Islam and Muslims, it has become extremely important for the liberal, educated Muslims to stand up and retune the discourse around Islam in the light of holy scriptures.

  • Professor Dahiru Yahya 2018-12-25 11:07

    Islam is at stake in Northern Nigeria

    Professor Dahiru Yahya delivered a speech at the Conference on Opportunities and Challenges in Nigeria in which he called on the international community to demand accountability from the Nigerian Federal Government for atrocities it has committed in Nigeria.

  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar 2018/12/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Truth about Hekmatyar's anti-Iran tirade

    It’s no secret that the Saudi regime has been investing millions in its no-holds-barred propaganda war against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The custodians of Islam’s holiest shrines have not only managed to crush the voices critical of the regime’s policies, but have been carrying out a systematic misinformation campaign against Iran through run-of-the-mill media outlets bankrolled by Riyadh.

  • Kashmir 2018-12-02 08:50

    Deadliest month for militancy in Kashmir

    THERAN_ As an indicator of worsening security situation in Indian controlled Kashmir, this month has been the deadliest so far this year with increase in casualties.

  • Dr. Altaf Hussain 2018/11/30

    By Dr. Altaf Hussain

    Understanding essence of Islam key to fostering unity

    TEHRAN_ We are fully aware of the dangers and challenges facing the Islamic world today. Evil influences not only threaten its unity, distort its identity, tarnish its tenets but brutally attack the very message of Islam.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-11-28 11:22

    By Javad Heirannia

    MEK Sources of funds are Iran’s regional rivals: ex-CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “A rationale for removing the MEK from the U.S. terrorism list was that in recent years the group has not been involved in killing Americans.” 

  • Hassan Khomeini: Unity is strategy of the Islamic Republic 2018-11-26 22:48

    Hassan Khomeini: Unity is strategy of the Islamic Republic

    TEHRAN – Seyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of Imam Khomeini, said on Sunday that unity is a long-term strategy of the Islamic Republic and all domestic factions have a deeply-held belief in the primacy of unity.

  • Jurgen Grassmann 2018-11-26 22:41

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Imam Khomeini changed the world for the better: German activist

    TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini not only changed the Muslim world, but he also changed the entire world for the better through his movement, says Jurgen Grassmann, a Shia German peace activist based in Berlin.

  • Khashoggi 2018/11/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Saudi regime’s war on free speech, free press

    TEHRAN _ A free and independent media is the watchdog of society, custodian of public interest and stimulus of political and social change. For a free and fearless journalist, truth is sacred, even though it may be unpalatable. In our times, to invoke George Orwell, telling a truth has become a revolutionary act, and often it has landed journalists and activists in troubled waters.

  • Musliim women 2018/10/13

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Muslim women reclaiming their narrative

    TEHRAN - What is the status of women in Islam? Does Islam give equal rights to women? Are women in the Islamic republics subjugated and oppressed? What actually does Holy Quran say about women’s rights and women’s empowerment?

  • Sheikh Azhar Nasser 2018-09-26 23:42

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Impart Islamic knowledge in a way that is relatable, enlightening and entertaining’

    TEHRAN - Sheikh Azhar Nasser is a Canada-based, globally-renowned Islamic scholar, lecturer, orator and a social media sensation. He is the founder and head instructor of Tasneem Institute, which offers on-site, weekend crash courses on Islamic sciences to Muslim communities worldwide. He also serves as the religious director of CBE Academy, which specializes in the production of short spiritually uplifting videos.

  • Easar Mehdi 2018/09/26

    By Easar Mehdi

    Few like Hurr have courage to face dilemma

    ISLAMABAD - History is replete with the stories of oppressors (mustaqbirin) intimidating and subjugating the oppressed (mustazafin). History also bears eloquent testimony to the fact that the oppressed always prevail over the oppressors. The epic tragedy of Karbala, which covers a whole gamut of social, political and religious dimensions, is a shining example of that.

  • Takfiri 2018-08-12 11:00

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Takfiri groups can’t establish strategic presence in Kashmir but they have a small sympathetic base’

    TEHRAN -The shadowy forces of takfirism pose the biggest danger to Islam and Muslims today. They are hell-bent on destroying the fabric of Islam and sow seeds of discord among Muslims. Groups like ISIS, Taliban, Al-Qaeda are products of this very ideology that breeds on hatred for ‘others’. This wave of neo-Salafism and takfirism has reached Kashmir as well, and is increasingly threatening to tarnish the rich syncretic Sufi culture of Kashmir.

  • صحن مجلس 2018-05-31 12:00

    Lawmakers pass Islamic punishment law

    TEHRAN – The Iranian parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of making the Islamic punishment law permanent, ISNA reported.

  • 250 top scholars to attend Islamic Unity Conference 2017-11-29 09:32

    250 top scholars to attend Islamic Unity Conference

    TEHRAN – Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought has said that the Islamic Unity Conference (IUC) in Tehran will be attended by nearly 250 guests from 70 countries.

  • Daesh was created to tarnish image of Islam, general says 2017-11-29 08:49

    Daesh was created to tarnish image of Islam, general says

    TEHRAN – By creating Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group the enemies intended to portray Islam as a disgusting religion, the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Tuesday.

  • Museums close earlier than usual during Ramadan 2017-05-30 09:23

    Museums close earlier than usual during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – Museums affiliated with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization close an hour earlier than usual to mark the holy month of Ramadan, ISNA reported on Saturday.

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-03-17 13:01

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Deals with Arabs Will Boomerang

    President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.