Iran to Host Int'l Islamic Unity Conference

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The 27th International Islamic Unity Conference will start work in the Iranian capital this month with hundreds of prominent Islamic scholars and thinkers in attendance.

Iran to Host Int'l Islamic Unity Conference

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, head of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) Ayatollah Mohsen Araki said the conference will be held on January 17-19.

He added that 380 prominent Shiite and Sunni thinkers, scholars and religious figures from 58 countries will participate in 27th International Islamic Unity Conference.

Foreign guests will also meet Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of the Iranian Expediency Council and former Iranian president will address the closing ceremony of the Islamic Unity Conference.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has on many occasions called on the Muslim people to strengthen unity.

In a message to the Hajj Congress in October 2013, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the ritual pilgrimage as a unique opportunity to remedy a broad range of “vulnerabilities of the Islamic world.”

“The fundamental and pivotal remedy could be summarized in two key phrases, both of which are among the most remarkable lessons of the Hajj: Firstly, the unity and fraternity of Muslims under the flag of oneness, and secondly, recognition of the enemy and confrontation with its plots and methods,” part of the message read.

The Supreme Leader further made it clear that the true enemies of Islam at the time being are “the front of global arrogance and the criminal network of Zionism,” and urged the Muslim people to identify the enemy and its affiliates in order to thwart their plots.

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