• Biancamaria Scarcia 2020-09-20 18:48

    Italian Orientalist Biancamaria Scarcia dies at 82

    TEHRAN – Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti, an Italian orientalist who was mostly renowned for her studies of Islam and Shias, died on Saturday. She was 82. 

  • اقا 2020-09-08 12:11

    Leader denounces Charlie Hebdo for insulting Islam, Muslims 

    TEHRAN — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has condemned the republication of cartoons insulting the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the move once again exposed the enmity of the political, cultural centers of the Western world toward Islam.

  • A painting by French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque (then the Shah Mosque) in the central Iranian city. 2020-08-22 00:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of World Mosque Day

    Fifty-one years ago, on August 21, 1969, an extremist set fire to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, which is of very high significance for Muslims as once being their first qibla or direction of prayer. The fire swept through an area of nearly 1500 square meters of the mosque, burning an ancient pulpit, altar, arches, pillars, walls, and ultimately causing a collapse.

  • In the shelter of fire (Part 1) 2020-07-26 17:04

    In the shelter of fire (part 1)

    A thorough look at the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims

  • Coronavirus: a pilgrimage to Shah-e Cheragh after two-month closure 2020-05-27 20:03

    Coronavirus: a pilgrimage to Shah-e Cheragh after two-month closure

    TEHRAN – Photos depict people visiting Shah-e Cheragh (“King of Light”), a major mausoleum and pilgrimage site in the tourist city of Shiraz, southern Iran, on May 26, 2020.

  • Ramadan a time for practicing patience, simplicity and empathy 2020-05-20 21:26

    Ramadan a time for practicing patience, simplicity and empathy

    Photo collection depicts Iranian people breaking their day-long fast with simple Iftar meals while still at work in the city of Tabriz, May 18, 2020.

  • File photo depicts a woman reading verses of the holy Quran beside an Iftar spread in the lunar month of Ramadan. 2020-05-11 23:44

    By Afshin Majlesi

    What’s it like visiting Iran during Ramadan?

    They say for all human beings there is a time to sow and a time to grow under the never-ending generosity of the Almighty God.

  • Relatives mourn Mohammad Mudasir, 31, who was killed in rioting in Delhi. (Photo: Manish Swarup/AP) 2020-03-09 14:34

    By Salman Parviz

    Reactions on India sectarian riots

    Leader issues statement urging India to stop attacks on Muslims

    TEHRAN_ The leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged India on Thursday to “confront extremist Hindus” and “stop the massacre of Muslims”, adding to international fallout over deadly anti-Muslim violence in New Delhi.

  • Falahatpisheh 2020-03-08 18:31

    Iranian MP urges Indian govt. to prevent cruelty against Muslims

    TEHRAN - Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has urged the Indian government to take action in stopping a continuation of cruelty against the Muslims.

  • india 2020-03-04 20:29

    CIA behind massacre of Indian Muslims: Iranian MP

    TEHRAN - A member of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has condemned brutal killing of a large number of the Muslims in India, claiming that the American spy agency, the CIA, has always been involved in such criminalities against Islam and its followers. 

  • Larijani 2020-01-28 21:29

    U.S. ‘Deal of Century’ seeking to humiliate all Muslims: Larijani

    TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned Washington’s plots to sow discord among Muslims, noting that the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ stems from lack of unity among Muslims.

  • Iran closes southwestern border to Iraqi travelers 2019-12-17 19:39

    Iran closes southwestern border to Iraqi travelers

    TEHRAN – Iran has closed its southwestern Chazzabeh border crossing with Iraq to inbound travelers due to insecurity and unrest in the neighboring country.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2019-12-15 14:34

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    As the Islamophobia index increases: On being Muslim in America

    “I think the real question is not whether America is afraid of Islam (and its adherents) but whether Muslims should be afraid of the US and Americans especially in this post-9 /11 world.” —Attorney Diana Mae Cabili

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Despite media bias, Western people have right to authentic information on Arbaeen 2019-10-19 20:53

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Despite media bias, Western people have right to authentic information on Arbaeen

    Mass media outlets, including news agencies, radio, television, the Internet and mobile platforms, have undoubtedly become the primary source of information for the majority of, if not all, individuals in modern societies.

  • A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram 2019-09-07 19:40

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A unique experience in life: Traveling to Iran during Muharram

    TEHRAN – A unique time for visiting Iran is during the first ten days of the lunar month of Muharram, which falls from Sept. 1 to 10 this year. That’s because Iranians, who are mostly Shia Muslims, hold special ceremonies during this time. For Shia Muslims, Muharram is a turning point in the history of Islam.

  • Iran ready to host Muslim tourists during Ramadan 2019-05-12 20:12

    Iran ready to host Muslim tourists during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – Iran is ready to provide warm hospitality to religious tourists, particularly the ones from Muslim countries during the fasting month of Ramadan, a senior tourism official has said.

  • Many problems rooted in ‘lack of truthfulness’: Leader 2019-04-15 20:15

    Heads of certain Islamic states follow infidels: Ayatollah Khamenei

    Leader regrets killing of Muslims by each other

    TEHRAN - Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday that heads of certain Islamic countries do not follow teachings of Quran and instead follow infidels.

  • ICC team in Bangladesh to meet Rohingyas 2019-03-06 22:07

    ICC team in Bangladesh to meet Rohingyas

    TEHRAN - A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to arrive in Bangladesh on Wednesday to gather information on atrocities committed against Rohingya refugees by the Myanmar military.

  • Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj 2019-03-03 15:35

    At OIC, Indian FM says Pakistan harboring terrorists

    TEHRAN - Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) session in Abu Dhabi on Friday and censured countries harboring terrorists on their soil, without naming Pakistan.

  • OIC 2019-02-24 10:25

    India invited to OIC’s session in Abu Dhabi

    TEHRAN - In a significant development, India has been invited as the ‘guest of honor’ in a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Abu Dhabi early next month.

  • Bangladesh-Myanmar 2019-01-10 11:59

    Myanmar wants to 'work closely' with Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Myanmar President Win Myint has expressed his interest in working closely with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to address the common challenges of both countries.

  • Myanmar 2019-01-07 23:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After incarceration, Saudi deports ‘handcuffed’ Rohingya to Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Driven from their homeland in Rakhine state of Myanmar by the ultranationalist Buddhist monks actively backed by the country’s military forces, Rohingya Muslims have been rendered homeless.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-05 23:08

    Waving of ISIS flag in Kashmir’s biggest mosque sparks protest, condemnation

    TEHRAN - Days after some masked men barged inside the biggest mosque in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and unfurled the flag of ISIS on the pulpit of the mosque, a protest was held on Friday across the valley.

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi


    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • 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.

  • Shafiur Rehman 2018-12-10 21:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Genocide is slow strangulation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine’

    The heart-rending stories of Rohingya refugees continue to pour out from the refugee camps of Bangladesh, where they live in impoverished condition, and from Rakhine state, where they face incarceration. The repatriation plan has been shelved following calls by the international aid organizations that the timing was not feasible for their return.

  • Rohingya 2018-11-29 02:35

    Fleeing Rohingya sent back to Rakhine

    TEHRAN _Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims were forcibly sent back to Myanmar's volatile Rakhine state after being detained at sea while heading to Malaysia, country’s police said on Wednesday.

  • روحانی وحدت اسلامی 2018-11-25 19:31

    Rouhani calls on Muslim nations to join hands against U.S. bullying 

    TEHRAN - On Saturday, in his address to the 32nd edition of the International Islamic Unity Conference opening in Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani decried the U.S. for its bullying policy and for treating the countries in the Middle East like slaves.