Rafsanjani welcomes unity week to bolster Shia-Sunni solidarity

Tehran, Dec 24, IRNA – Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Thursday that the Unity Week should be regarded as invaluable initiative to bolster solidarity between the Shia-Sunni Muslims and resolve the dispute in the Muslim World.

Rafsanjani made the remarks in a message addressed to a ceremony of Unity Week marking birth anniversary of holy prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Peaceful co-existence between Shia and Sunni in Turkmen Sahra should teach a lesson for all Muslims in the world countries where all with reserving their religious beliefs, spare no efforts to promote Islamic principles, he said.

The ignorant groups under various names such as Daesh, – Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and a lot more … have depicted a hostile image of Islam which run counter to the true preaching of Islam and the Great Prophet, he said.

The triumph of the Islamic revolution shed light on the heart of world Muslims, he said.

Iran celebrates the Unity Week of Shia and Sunni Muslims to observe the one-week gap between recognition of date of bithday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) by the Shia Muslims and the Sunni Muslims.