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Clergy members advise Iran on water shortages

Iran’s Minister of Power has turned to members of the clergy for advice and support to deal with water shortages and the need for better consumption plans. Senior clergy member Ayatollah Makkarem Shirazi announced that wasting water is “haram” or forbidden in Islam, while Jafar Sobhani recommended Mass Rain prayers. » read more

IRGC, clergy announce strong approval of Rohani’s UN speech

President Hassan Rohani’s speech to the United Nations has been lauded by senior Revolutionary Guards commanders and members of the clergy in Iran. » read more

President-elect makes appeal to clergy

Hassan Rohani told a meeting of clergy members on Wednesday July 3 that a strong government need not be one that intrudes into people’s private lives, adding that the Iranian people are hoping for change and development. » read more

Clergy denounce airing of top-level political dispute

Senior members of the Iranian clergy slammed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Larijani, the head of the judiciary, for publicizing their dispute, which they claim “has created tension in society.” » read more

Iranian cleric sentenced to 4 years in jail

Iranian cleric Hojjatoleslam MirSadegh Honarvar Shojai has been sentenced to four years in prison, 500 lashes and an $8,000 fine. » read more

Senior members of Iranian clergy commiserate with opposition leader

Several senior members of the Iranian clergy have issued condolences for the passing of MirHosein Mousavi’s father, MirEsmail Mousavi. » read more

Iranian hardliners want oppositon leader defrocked

One day after the attack on Mehdi Karroubi’s home, Iranian parliament reports that the Special Court for the Clergy is considering an order to defrock the opposition leader. » read more

Iranian clergy want Khamenei to lead "International Islam"

Clergy across Iran used their Friday sermons to spread the idea of a new “international Islam” to be formed under the leadership of Iran’s ruling Islamic jurist, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Jaras reports that all of the country’s Friday Mass prayer leaders contended that the Arab revolts are directly influenced by “the ideals and slogans of the Islamic Revolution” in Iran. They said the promises made by Islamic Republic leaders over the past thirty years are finally being realized with the export of the Islamic Revolution. » read more

Wives of Iranian political prisoners appeal to the clergy

Fakhrosadat Mohtashamipour and Fatemeh Maleki, wives of Iranian political prisoners Mostafa Tajzadeh and Mohammad Nourizad wrote to a number of prominent clerical figures condemning the treatment of their husbands by the Islamic Republic and called on the sources of emulation to demand justice for these prisoners. » read more