• Leader condoles demise of prominent Shia cleric 2019-07-09 19:32

    Leader condoles demise of prominent Shia cleric

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has voiced his condolences over the demise of prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussaini Shahroudi.

  • Saudi crackdown of Shias 2019-04-25 00:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Saudi bloodletting of Shias - Where is the outrage?

    TEHRAN - The custodians of Islam’s holiest places have turned the country into a slaughterhouse, spilling blood of innocents in utter contempt to the teachings of the man who many centuries ago had campaigned against ignorance, misrule and anarchy in the same land.

  • Coexistence between Sunnis and Shias must be a primary goal 2019-02-17 12:06

    By Martin Love

    Coexistence between Sunnis and Shias must be a primary goal

    NORTH CAROLINA - It may seem improbable but the very key to whether the world enjoys real (and somewhat relative, if not absolute) "peace" going forward, as well as the fate of the U.S. as any kind of somewhat respected but former imperial (and absurdly imperious) power, depends on two things: the end of U.S. disrespect for international laws, most evident in the “regime change” wars, and on the fate of the Palestinians and whether they are given civil rights and released from bondage in their own country.

  • Zakaria Al-Jaber 2019-02-11 23:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Savage murder of 6-year-old Saudi boy 'act of sectarianism'

    TEHRAN - The savage murder of a six year old boy in Saudi Arabia has shaken the collective conscience of humanity. It has also unraveled the scale and magnitude of sectarian indoctrination in the Kingdom.

  • Syed Ali Raza Abidi 2018/12/27

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Extermination’ of Shias continues in Pakistan

    TEHRAN - A prominent political leader and former member of Pakistan’s national assembly was gunned down by ‘unknown assailants’ in the port city of Karachi late on Tuesday. Syed Ali Raza Abidi, a former leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), was not your average, reticent, self-effacing politician. He was someone who voiced strong, unpopular political opinions, without fear or favor.

  • Hazrat Fatima (A.S) 2018-12-19 11:30

    By Sadiq Aliyu Musa

    Hazrat Fatima (A.S), the most oppressed Lady in the world

    TEHRAN - Both Shia and Sunni sources agree that, on a number of occasions, Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) had said, "Fatimah is part of me. Whoever makes her angry, makes me angry." This has been recorded in both Sahih Bukhari (Arabic-English, Volume 5, Traditions 61 and 111) and Sahih Muslim (in the section on the virtues of Hazrat Fatimah, Volume 4, pages 1904-1905), two of the most important Hadith books to Sunnis. It is also recorded in Sahih Bukhari Chapter of "The battle of Khaibar", Arabic-English, v5, tradition #546, pp 381–383, also v4, Tradition #325) that Hazrat Fatimah was angry with Abu Bakr and did not speak to him before she died.

  • Historical arcades, passageways to be restored in Qom 2018-12-08 22:29

    Historical arcades, passageways to be restored in Qom

    TEHRAN – A number of historical arcades and passageways will be restored across Iran’s central Qom province, CHTN reported.

  • Muslims must be aware of divisive sources 2018-12-04 09:43

    Muslims must be aware of divisive sources

    Divisive sources in the Muslim community, unfortunately, have the media in hand. For instance, Fadak Satellite Channel, which is a private Shia Muslim TV in the UK, was launched with the purpose to create division among Shia and Sunni brothers. Fadak is funded by the British government. What is even more shocking is that broadcast media such as Al Wesal TV, and Kalemeh TV that are both Sunni based, or Fadak Satellite Channel and Ahl-e-Bait TV that are Shia based, both receive funds from the same source to create division among Ummah. Interestingly, Shias and Sunnis have 89 percent commonality in their secondary principles and 91 percent commonality in their main principles, so with more awareness, the enemy won’t be able to sow discord among Muslims.

  • Nigeria 2018/11/15

    By Mahdi Garba

    Nigeria, persecution of Shia Muslims and the continued quest for justice

    TEHRAN _ Come December 12, people of conscience around the globe would be joining members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to commemorate the third anniversary of the premeditated attack on armless citizens using armed-to-the-teeth security operatives while bracing up to hoist a flag on the dome of the Hussainiyya Baqiyatullah, Zaria.

  • Afghanistan 2018-11-10 22:57

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban launch attacks on Hazara Shias in multiple Afghan provinces

    TEHRAN _ While the Afghan government and the Taliban resume ‘peace talks’ in Moscow, security situation continues to deteriorate in Afghanistan with the insurgent group upping the ante and launching a series of attacks in different parts of the country.

  • India-India 2018-10-03 18:06

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Indian govt ‘red-flags’ visit of Iranian clerics to Kashmir: Report

    TEHRAN - In a startling development, the government of India is reportedly monitoring the speeches delivered by religious leaders at mosques and congregations in Kashmir.

  • Abdulaziz Sachedina 2018-08-29 12:09

    By Javad Qanbari

    Ghadir makes politics ethical: Abdulaziz Sachedina

    TEHRAN - Abdulaziz Sachedina, a professor of Islamic studies at George Mason University in Virginia, tells the Tehran Times that the event of Ghadir provides “foundation of analytical philosophy” and makes “politics ethical”.

  • Kabul 2018/08/18

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kabul school attack underscores threat to Afghanistan’s future

    “How could they attack a classroom,” a friend asked, noticeably angry and outraged. There are no easy answers to that. A human mind cannot come to terms with the atrociousness of such horrendous crimes against humanity. Barging inside a packed classroom and blowing up young school children is no chivalry. It is an act of cowardice and spinelessness. The victims were not carrying arms and they were not on the frontlines of war. They were inside a classroom, preparing for university entrance examination.

  • Ayatollah Morteza Tehrani passes away 2018-07-21 21:26

    Ayatollah Morteza Tehrani passes away

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Morteza Tehrani, a distinguished Shia cleric famous for his ethics teachings, passed away on Saturday, Tasnim reported.

  • leader 2018-02-13 20:41

    Iranian Shias, Sunnis stand together in tough times: Ayatollah Khamenei

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Shia and Sunni Muslims in Iran stand beside each other in the most difficult times.

  • ایت الله شاهرودی 2017-11-27 19:14

    Shia-Sunni amity in Afghanistan to foil plots: Expediency Council chief

    TEHRAN – Friendship between the Shia and Sunni communities in Afghanistan will lay waste the plots of the enemies of Islam, the chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council said on Monday.

  • Hossein Askari 2017-11-19 11:29

    By Hossein Askari (George Washington University professor)

    Islamic development bank (IDB) — another Saudi stooge

    Saudi discrimination against everything Iranian and Shia is so broad that it has even appeared in my own life. Am I upset? Yes, but more importantly I feel sad for the Middle East and for all Muslims. If I feel upset over something inconsequential, imagine how Shia Muslims feel in Saudi Arabia, in Bahrain and in Yemen as they face Saudi oppression or bombs day in and day out with the Trump administration’s blessing. Sometimes personal experiences shine a ray of light on issues that experts may miss. 

  • قطر و عربستان 2017-09-05 16:20

    Iran’s deft diplomacy in region paying dividends: National Interest 

    In an article on its website published on Sept. 4, the National Interest said it is Iran which is emerging the winner in the Saudi blockade of Qatar. The article, written by Mohammed Ayoob, said, “Tehran’s deft diplomacy and infinite patience have finally begun to pay dividends.”

  • فرخ بال 2017-06-14 11:06

    Tehran attacks not sectarian: senior religious scholar 

    TEHRAN – The June 7 terrorist attacks in Tehran are in no way related to sectarian issues and religious scholars unanimously abhor such acts, the dean of Qom Seminary Teachers Society told IRNA on Tuesday.

  • Rafsanjani urges Sunnis, Shias to focus on commonalities 2016-12-12 21:01

    Rafsanjani urges Sunnis, Shias to focus on commonalities

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, has urged Sunni and Shia Muslims to focus on commonalities instead of differences, ISNA reported.

  • Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable: Iran 2016-11-16 09:10

    Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable: Iran

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday condemned the brutal killings of Muslims in a peaceful religious gathering in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, IRNA reported.

  • ambulance 2016-11-12 18:48

    Iran to offer healthcare services to Arba’een pilgrims

    TEHRAN — Pilgrims who are travelling to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to take part in Arba’een rituals are offered with healthcare services provided with Iran’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), IRNA news agency reported.

  • Tehran hosting 4th Christian-Muslim Summit 2016-11-07 10:32

    Tehran hosting 4th Christian-Muslim Summit

    TEHRAN – The 4th Christian-Muslim Summit kicked off on Sunday attended by representatives from Shia and Sunni Islam as well as Catholic, Protestant and Anglican Christianity. The first Christian-Muslim summit was held in 2009 in Washington, DC, in the US. Beirut, Lebanon, hosted the second summit in 2011 and the third was held in The Vatican in 2014.

  • 02-MH1.Larijani.230.jpg 2016-10-05 10:06

    Tehran’s policy is to unify Iraqis: Larijani

    TEHRAN – The speaker of Iran’s parliament has said that the policy of the Islamic Republic is to promote unity among Iraqi groups, including Shias, Sunnis, and Kurds.

  • ماجد غماس 2016-09-10 19:45

    ‘MKO was expelled from Iraq in disgrace’

    TEHRAN – Majed Ghamas, the representative of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council in Tehran, has said that the Iraqi nation disgraced the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) by expelling their remaining members from Iraq, Tasnim reported on Saturday.