Int'l Islamic Unity Conference Kicks Off in Tehran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The 27th International Islamic Unity Conference started work in the Iranian capital on Friday with hundreds of prominent Islamic scholars and thinkers in attendance.
The two-day conference officially started work at the Tehran Summit Convention Hall today with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the opening session.
More than 380 prominent Shiite and Sunni thinkers, scholars and religious figures from 58 countries have participated in 27th International Islamic Unity Conference.
Foreign guests will also meet Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on the sidelines of the 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.