The 34th International Islamic Unity Conference was held in the form of a webinar from the 8th to the 13th of November of this year.
Praise be to God, who is unique, who has used different colors and languages as a basis for differences of ideas and opinions, and has brought the hearts of the people of yesterday and today to each other with boundless mercy and compassion to guide us from the abyss of decline to the temple of eternity.
The God who sent down the mercy of the worlds, the last of prophets, Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH) from the treasury of His Mercy and Blessings with the words of truth and the scale of justice to the servants to bring them to the shore of unity and brotherhood from the permanent abyss of enmity and division.
The World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, which has made “unity based on dialogue and empathy”, while observing “politeness”, and “acceptance of difference of views and thought” as its central dictum, has set up a scientific and cultural event in line with its new activities, in order to gather the owners of wisdom and thought in the circle of lovers of dear Islam and the followers of this right religion together to use the ocean of their science and practical experience to solve the problems of the Islamic Ummah.
Commemoration of “Islamic Unity Week”, which was initiated and approved by Imam Khomeini (RA); and has been continued with the emphasis of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (May His High Shadow Last), has always provided a good opportunity for elites and thinkers to discuss and decide on the most important issues of the Islamic world, and thus create the conditions for public avoidance from war, conflict and peace.
The Islamic Unity Week in 2020 was held in a situation where the Islamic world -along with the good progresses of the Islamic Ummah in order to expand and deepen the teachings of pure Islam, the discourse of the Islamic Revolution and achieve the lofty goals of a single Islamic Ummah- was faced with some difficult challenges. These challenges included: insults to the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) by idiots in the West, the desperate efforts of some Arab leaders to publicize and normalize treacherous relations with the occupying regime in Jerusalem, the development of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and the continuation of the house-burning war of the leaders of Saudi Regime against the oppressed Muslim nation of Yemen.
On the other hand, thinkers, elites and influential people of the Islamic world held this year’s Islamic Unity Week in the situation of Corona Virus outbreak, while some influential figures of the proximity and unity of the Islamic Ummah, including the late Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri as the symbol of science and thought in the proximity of Islamic denominations, Martyr General Haj Qassem Soleimani as the example and model of struggle and self-sacrifice in strengthening the proximity, integration and unity of the Islamic Ummah, and three thinkers in the field of proximity and unity of the Islamic Ummah, Hossein Sheikholislam, Ayatollah Seyyed Hadi Khosroshahi, and Dr. Touba Kermani left the temporal world and watched the developments of the Islamic world from the sky and heaven.
The coincidence of the Islamic Unity Week and Birth of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) this year with the 13th of Aban (World Anti-Arrogance Day), provided another opportunity for the Islamic world to re-read the importance and necessity of continuing to fight oppression and global arrogance and their followers more than ever, pave the glorious path of unity for the Islamic Ummah. The truth is that the enemies of the Islamic world, led by the United States and international Zionism and centered on the fake Zionist regime, have made every effort to divide the Islamic world by creating strife, war, excommunication and terror, and by tearing apart Islamic societies and different Islamic denominations from each other, destroy the security and authority of the Islamic Ummah.
From this perspective, the respectable presence of the elites and intellectuals of the Islamic world in a Conference that considers its main task to promote Islamic principles and values and have made its efforts to promote the discourse of proximity, unity, consistency and integration of the Islamic Ummah and prevention of war, conflict, extremism, ignorant prejudices, prevention of insult to the sanctities and revelation of the sinister conspiracies of the enemies, is very grateful.
Undoubtedly, the praiseworthy efforts of the organizers of this international event in the honorable family of the World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, who have taken firm and hopeful steps to modernize the new strategies and action plans of the Forum, cannot be overlooked.
The World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought appreciates and thanks all these dear ones. At the same time,