Iran to Host Int’l Conference on Muslim Unity
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran-based World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) has organized the 28th International Islamic Unity Conference, set to be held in Iran’s capital from January 7 to 9.
Titled “Unified Islamic Ummah: Challenges and Strategies”, the international conference will kick off in Tehran on Wednesday morning. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is slated to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony.
Around 1,200 Islamic scholars and intellectuals from around the globe will take part in the gathering. The participants include educated Muslim figures, ministers of Islamic countries, clerics, scholars and representatives of scientific and cultural circles from Iran and across the world.
436 foreign participants come from Russia, France, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Sudan, the US, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Britain, Jordan, Iraq, Indonesia, Gambia, China, Tatarstan, Afghanistan, Senegal, Libya, the Philippines, Brazil, Bahrain, Algeria, Nigeria, Yemen, Greece, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kuwait, Qatar, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Columbia and etc.
The main purpose of the three-day event is to discuss ways to promote unity and solidarity in the Islamic world and bring closer views of Muslim clerics and scholars’ on diverse religious issues.
The gathering will also focus on problems that have beset the Islamic world, particularly the threat posed by the Takfiri thoughts and sectarianism.
Participants are also planned to discuss the issue of Palestine, propose solutions to settle its problems and adopt a common stance on the issue.
Earlier on Saturday, WFPIST Secretary General Ayatollah Mohsen Araki unveiled a series of events to be held on the sidelines of the forthcoming conference.
He said a ceremony will be held at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA) in southern Tehran on Thursday night to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Participants in the conference are also slated to meet with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, he added.