Iran takes major steps towards proximity among Islamic faiths

Tehran, Jan 10, IRNA – A senior cleric said on Friday that Tehran has been taking major practical steps to help proximity of the Islamic faiths including the approval of a legislation which allowed Iranian Sunnis to run their cities in Sunni populated areas nationwide.
President’s special assistant for religious minorities Ali Younesi made the remarks while addressing the closing ceremony of the 28th International Islamic Unity Conference which wrapped up in the Iranian capital on Friday, stressing the need for finding real solutions to the issues of the Islamic world.

The international gathering kicked off in Tehran on January 7 with the participation of hundreds of Sunni and Shiite scholars and intellectuals from more than 60 countries.

Younesi referred to “ill-wisher clerics and rulers” as two main barriers on the way of the unity among Muslims.

“Those ill-wisher clerics who invite Muslims to division, hostility, infidelity and disputes as well as the rulers who involved Muslim nations in civil wars and murder are two problems on the way of the Islamic solidarity,” he reiterated.

He said people are not the cause of discord as they have no problem with each other, adding that it is the ill-wisher clerics and warmonger rulers who cause all divisions.

Underlining the necessity for the Islamic unity, he stressed that it guarantees security.



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