This is a general survey on the historical and modern presence of Freemasonry in Iran and Persian Freemasonry.
The Grand Lodge of Iran, established in 1969 in Tehran, existed in the country prior to the Islamic Revolution of 1979, hosted membership from various political figures, including former prime minister Jafar Sharif-Emami (who served as the lodge’s grand master at one point), and branched to 43 Lodges and at least 1,035 members. Since the Revolution, Freemasonry has been banned in Iran; a “Grand Lodge of Iran in Exile” is currently established in Los Angeles, where the local Grand Lodge approved its practice in 1985
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- Articles about Freemasonry in Encyclopaedia Iranica
- Freemasonry in Iran (From Darkness to Light)
- Grand Lodge of Iran in Exile (freimaurer-wiki.de)