Islamic Unity Confab Opens in Tehran

Islamic Unity Confab Opens in Tehran

28th annual Islamic Unity Conference is underway in the Iranian capital, Tehran, bringing together hundreds of religious thinkers and scholars from around the world, Press TV reports.

More than 300 prominent Muslim scholars and thinkers from 58 countries are taking part in the three-day event.

The conference, which kicked off on Wednesday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration speech, continues in the form of several commissions discussing a wide spectrum of issues. 

The conference will wrap up on Friday with Chairman senior officials delivering their final speeches. 

Titled “Unified Islamic Ummah: Challenges and Strategies”, the international conference has brought together some 1,200 Islamic scholars and intellectuals from around the globe. 

Attendees at the event include educated Muslim figures, ministers of Islamic countries, clerics, scholars and representatives of scientific and cultural circles from Iran and across the world. 

The main purpose of the 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. 

Later on Thursday, they will attend a ceremony at the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini mausoleum south of Tehran to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).  

Over 400 foreign participants have joined the conference, coming from Russia, France, Tunisia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Sweden, the US, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Sudan, Azerbaijan, Gambia, Jordan, Iraq, Indonesia, Britain, China, Tatarstan, Afghanistan, Senegal, Algeria, the Philippines, Brazil, Bahrain, Libya, Nigeria, Yemen, Qatar, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kuwait, Greece, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, or Columbia.

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