Today, the 37th International Islamic Unity Conference has officially kicked off in the Iranian capital Tehran with the theme “Islamic Cooperation to Achieve Common Values”.
More than 200 Iranian and foreign intellectuals and religious figures from across the world of Islam have are attending the online and in-person sections of the 37th edition of the conference organized by World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Iranian President Sayyed Ebrahim Raeisi will deliver speech at the opening ceremony of the conference held on Sunday morning.
Also, Hujjat-ul-Islam Hamid Shahriari, the Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought will also address the participants on the most important issues in the world of Islam.
The online section of the conference began on Thursday September 28 and the event will continue to October 3rd.
Following the announcement of the week of unity by the founder of Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini (RA) and based on the strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in strengthening unity among Muslims, it was decided to hold the International Islamic Unity Conference, which was taken by the authorities and officials. Since 1990, Islamic Advertisement Organization was in charge of holding four of the conference, but after the establishment of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought by the order of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, this Forum became responsible about the mission of holding this important conference.
The purpose of the International Islamic Unity Conference is creating unity and solidarity among Muslims, developing consensus among scholars and scientists to approximate their scientific and cultural viewpoints and presenting practical solutions in order to reach the Islamic Unity and Unified Islamic Ummah in the Islamic World and solving the problems of Muslims and presenting solutions for them.
Conference guests are chosen from amongst the elites and educated figures, the ministers of Muslim countries, scholars and muftis, university professors and other academic and cultural communities inside and outside the country. Hundreds of thinkers, scholars and reformers from around the world and thousands of Shia and Sunni scholars from different parts of Iran have participated in the conference and presented their lectures and comments. Also Islamic thinkers from many 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 etc. have participated in the International Islamic Unity Conferences.