Golestan (IP) - The Head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) said if the Muslim community managed to stop conflicts, insults, and disputes among themselves, they could say that they are united.

Iran PressIran News: Mentioning the comment by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei that the stop of the dispute is the first step to getting unity, Hojatoleslam Hamid Shahriyari said: "If we cross this first bridge, we have just yet to reach the Islamic civilization."

Hojatoleslam Hamid Shahriyari made the remarks at the second regional Islamic unity conference held in Gorgan of Golestan Province, northeastern Iran.

In addition to the fact that the dispute must be removed from among the Islamic sects, cooperation must be shored up between them both for the fraternity of the Muslims and against their enemies, he mentioned it as the second step to the very unity. 

"The third step is that Islamic countries should cooperate with each other and help each other in solving problems. The body of the Islamic Ummah is an integrated body and if one member feels pain, everyone will feel pain," the top cleric added.

He stressed the removal of discrimination in education, social justice, and cultural areas so that ignorance would fade away and the third step would get realized. 

The head of WFPIST noted: "Our ideal is the Union of Islamic States, but for it to be different from existing unions such as the European Union, it must be an Islamic union, that is, it must have a deep belief in the Creator of the Resurrection day and the Divine prophets. If we do not have Sharia (Islamic laws), we will become a union like the European Union."


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