Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day (August 3) in the calendar of the Islamic Republic of Iran is a symbol of the "expression of Islamic identity" by the Islamic community at the international level, particularly regarding human rights.

Millions of Shia Muslims in Iran and other parts of the world are commemorating Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam.

 The United Nations on Monday said that the number of people displaced worldwide has hit a new record, with 65.3 million people forced from their home as of the end of 2015.

Physician members of the International Organization for Shia Doctors say Iran's scientific and research achievements are of high global status and international well-credited universities rely on them.

World states have strongly condemned the recent bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, which claimed the lives of more than twenty people and left several more injured.

Responding to a call to support Muslim women's right to don Islamic hijab, thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims have taken to the social media to post their photos in the Islamic attire, giving World Hijab Day a huge success in its third year.

The festive program of Mawlid, begins with a recitation of the Quran. Believers watch a movie about the significant events connected with the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Children recite poems and sing songs.

A flood of anti-Shia propaganda online and on satellite television is spreading bigotry and violence to countries which have so far had little experience of the sectarian hatred that has set the Middle East alight.

A new study has found that women in many countries do not report cases of abuse or violence.

South Africa's Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5, leaves behind a legacy of peace and reconciliation influenced by his own faith, and which has in turn influenced others of faith.


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