WFPIST Chief: Unity to Help Resolve Muslim World Crises
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) warned of the three main crises that have gripped the Muslim world in the contemporary era, calling for further unity among all followers of Islam to settle the crises.
Speaking at the opening of the 29th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on Sunday, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki said the Islamic world is now beset with three major crises, including the enemy’s infiltration into the “decision-making centers” of Muslim countries.
Such hostile influence prevents Muslim governments from making decisions freely and independently on the basis of their nations’ interests, the cleric warned.
He also slammed “internal division and conflicts” in Muslim countries and “fragmentation” of nations in Islamic countries as the other dangerous crises.
Hundreds of clerics, intellectuals and academics from dozens of Muslim countries have attended the ongoing conference in Tehran to discuss the “present Islamic world crises.”
The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought has organized the gathering.
Established in 1989 following a recommendation by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the WFPIST aims to promote unity among followers of all Islamic schools of thought, and has held international conferences on Islamic Unity every year since then.