Tehran (IP) - The 36th International Islamic Unity Conference officially began to discuss Islamic unity, peace and avoidance of division and conflict in the Islamic world, exclusive solutions and operational measures.

Iran PressIran News: The conference is to be held from 9 October to 14 2022.

Following the announcement of the week of unity by the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (RA), and based on the strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to strengthen unity among Muslims, it was decided to hold the International Islamic Unity Conference.

Since 1990, Islamic Development Organization has been in charge of holding four rounds of the conference, but after the establishment of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought by the order of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, this forum became responsible for holding the important conference.

Creating unity and solidarity among Muslims, developing consensus among scholars to approximate their scientific and cultural viewpoints, presenting practical solutions in order to reach Islamic unity, and solving the problems of Muslims and presenting solutions for them out of the elites and educated figures were among the purpose of the International Islamic Unity Conference.

The scholars and muftis, university professors and other academic and cultural communities inside and outside the country will participate in the event. 

Hundreds of thinkers, scholars and reformers from around the world and thousands of Shia and Sunni scholars from different parts of Iran have so far participated in the conference and presented their lectures and comments. 

Also, Islamic thinkers from different countries such as France, Syria, Lebanon, Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Sudan, Pakistan, India, Azerbaijan, the UK, Jordan, Iraq, Indonesia, Gambia, Palestine, Afghanistan, Senegal, Libya, Bahrain, Algeria, Yemen, Greece, Turkey, Uganda, Kuwait, Qatar, the Netherlands, the United Arabic Emirates have participated in the International Islamic Unity Conferences.

Unity of Muslims endangered interests of arrogant powers: Top cleric

The Secretary-General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought said the Islamic world's unity has made the arrogant powers angry.

Attending a press conference on Sunday, on the occasion of the 36th edition of the International Islamic Unity Conference, Hamid Shahriari said the unity of the Muslims got the arrogant powers of the world into a frenzy because their interests in the Islamic countries were at stake. 

Shahriari said the enemy had been seeking their separationist policies in the Islamic countries for a long time ago, as it had done to India, Iran, Pakistan, and Egypt, the intensification of which became obvious recently in 2011 in Syria, Iraq, and Iraq.

He underlined that the separationist project was occasionally acknowledged by the enemies, including the leaders of the Israeli regime.

He examined the case of Syria's civil war that was planned to fragment the country, advising the young people to study the country's history, some parts of which were separated and now the US was looting its oil. 

The top cleric referred to the occasion of Rabi I, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and the Unity Week named by the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini and said the idea continued to be supported by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei who considered unity as the pivot of the Islamic world.

He talked about the holding of Islamic Unity conferences at the regional level, the first of which was scheduled to be in Lebanon.

Shahriari also said that the first days of Unity Week were dedicated to the webinars and that the conference would be held in person on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The guests at the conference will have a meeting with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Friday, according to Shahriari.


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