The rising Sunni population and shrinking Shia population of Iran – From the Ayatollat’s mouth

July 20, 2016 Comments Off on The rising Sunni population and shrinking Shia population of Iran – From the Ayatollat’s mouth

13767235_1036419143062515_5202021776918082893_oThe rising Sunni population and shrinking Shia population of Iran – From the Ayatollah’s mouth

Since over a decade the number of the Sunnis of Iran are estimated based on out dated figures, most sources (especially Iranian and Shia ones) constantly speak of a Sunni population of 9-10% (in the past the Iranian regime even claimed there were only 4-5% Sunnis in Iran, a claim so ridiculous that even the regime itself stopped repeating it).

Iranian Sunni politicians, scholars, websites and organizations complain about the absence of any official records regarding their community and believe their number is much greater (between 20-25%) than what is usually estimated.

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Imprisonment of an Iranian Khorassani Sunni student

July 8, 2016 Comments Off on Imprisonment of an Iranian Khorassani Sunni student

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Abdulsamad Rahmani, an ethnic Khorassani (Persians from the Iranian Khorassan province which has a large Persian Sunni population) from Birjand city and a student of the largest Sunni institute of Iran in, Daar al-Uloom Makki, in Zahedan, Sistan-Balochestan province was arrested and taken to an unknown place just before he was to continue his studies in Zahedan. Intelligence services refused to tell his family about his whereabouts.

Source: Baloch (human rights) campaign

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Sunni scholar’s detention in solitary confinement continues, north Iran (Gilan)

December 1, 2015 Comments Off on Sunni scholar’s detention in solitary confinement continues, north Iran (Gilan)

10609556_408621289290911_4867228494115612469_n (1)The following Shaykh is from Gilan where the famous Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani (i.e. Gilani) is from. May Allah hasten his release from the hands of the oppressive Safavids. He was arrested in Iran and taken to an unknown location more than 3 months ago is being held in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin prison.
Shaykh Hafiz Towhid Qureshi, was arrested by security forces in August 2014 and taken to an unknown location.It has now emerged that he is being held in solitary confinement in Evin prison in Tehran, and despite three months of detention, has only been allowed minimal contact with his family to confirm his whereabouts and health.

The official reason for his arrest and detention are still unknown.Shaykh Hafiz Towhid Qureshi, the Imam of the ‘Imam Shafi’i Masjid’ in Sholoqun village, Gilan province, was active in preaching Sunni beliefs within the Shia-dominated Iran.

One of his relatives, who did not want to be named, said that Shaykh Hafiz was arrested “because he used to preach Sunni teachings and defend Sunni beliefs during his sermons and speeches.”

http://sunniprisonersiran.com/sunni-scholars-detention-in-solitary-confinement-continues-iran/

 

Sunni prayer room in the Tehran shut down

January 19, 2015 Comments Off on Sunni prayer room in the Tehran shut down

10845827_431565093663197_954797569262868356_oA few days ago we reported how the Iranian regime prevented the Sunnis of Tehran of holding their Friday prayers. The irony is that this occured during the “Sunni-Shia unity week” and “Islamic unity conference” in Tehran. Of course there is no Sunni Mosque in Tehran, despite Sunnis being the largest religious minority in and Tehran and all over Iran in general, but there are plenty of Churches, Synagogues and even Zoroastrian Firetemples. The ony thing as a Sunni you might find in Tehran are some prayer houses (called Namaz Khaneh in Farsi), these are basically simple flats or houses converted into praying facilities (of course they resemble anything but a Mosque, and even these places are not spared from the hated of the secterian Shia government), now what did the Iranian regime do to the a famous Namaz Khaneh of the Sunnis in central Tehran?!

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Two Sunni converts may face death penalty in Iran – The Neo-Safavid’s fear of mass-conversions to Sunnism!

December 12, 2014 Comments Off on Two Sunni converts may face death penalty in Iran – The Neo-Safavid’s fear of mass-conversions to Sunnism!

execution1-620x264Two men from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority who were active in preaching Sunni beliefs after converting from Shi’ism to Sunni Islam have been charged with ‘causing corruption on earth’, a charge which carries a possible death penalty in Iran.

According to the indictment issued by the Public Prosecutor of Mahshahr city, 23-year old Hossein Saboori and 25-year old Sami Zebady Alboghobesh, have also been charged with ‘having contact with foreign [Sunni] political organisations’ and ‘having Salafi beliefs’.

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Ahwazi Sunni convert beaten & taken to unknown location by security forces, Iran

November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Ahwazi Sunni convert beaten & taken to unknown location by security forces, Iran

A Sunni convert from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority was beaten and taken to an unknown location by Iranian security forces after his arrest last week.

27-year old Amin Mogheinemi was beaten in front of his family by agents from the Ministry of Intelligence who raided his home in Malkiya Allyeh in Ahwaz on 23 October 2014, before being taken to an unknown location.

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Eid 2014: Sunni Muslims prevented from holding Eid prayers in parts of Tehran, Iran

October 6, 2014 Comments Off on Eid 2014: Sunni Muslims prevented from holding Eid prayers in parts of Tehran, Iran

islahweb_6837_1345364273_0Sunni Muslims were barred from holding congregational Eid prayers in parts of Tehran yesterday, with security forces preventing them from entering buildings they had rented for prayer.

Security forces were deployed early in the morning around Sunni prayer sites in parts of Tehran on 5 October 2014, the day Iran celebrated Eid al-Adha, and prevented Sunni Muslims from entering prayer sites in the Sadeghiya district in northwest Tehran, and in Sa’adat Abad, north Tehran.

Despite Sunnis being the largest religious minority in the Shia majority Iran, with records indicating that there are more than a million Sunnis living in Tehran alone, the Iranian government has prevented a Sunni mosque from being built in Tehran.

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