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35th International Islamic Unity Conference

Hujjat-Ul-Islam Shahriari: “Scholars Should Avoid Tyrant Rulers, Enemies of Islam”


Secretary General of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought highlighted role of scholars in promoting Islamic unity stressing that Muslim clerics should avoid dependence with tyrant rulers allied with oppressors and enemies of Islam.
Hujjat-ul-Islam Hamid Shahriari, in his speech at the 20th webinar of the 35th International Islamic Unity Conference related on the issues challenging the world of Islam and also enumerated his solutions to settle those issues, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Iranian cleric expressed regret over the current war and bloodshed across the world of Islam and called that the reason for choosing the theme "Islamic Unity, Peace and Avoidance of Division and Conflict in the World of Islam."
He denounced the US-led world arrogant powers for sparking war among Muslim nations in order to justify its presence in the Islamic countries and called that the first issue in Muslim world.
The cleric referred to some servile rulers and their allied scholars in some countries who have tied their interests to those of the enemies as the second challenge for the world of Islam.
Hujjat-ul-Islam Shahriari noted the extensive and textual differences in the religious texts of the Islamic denominations which provide the grounds for enemies' activities as the next point to be maintained by world Muslims.
He added," the fourth issue is ignorance or betrayal by some people and extremist Shias and Sunnis when followers of one denomination sparks conflict and the other promotes Takfir (excommunication), violence, looting and murder among Muslims.
Senior cleric counted lack of religious democracy, ethnocentrism, tribal approaches, separatism, prejudice and abuse of civil rights for the fifth challenge for Muslim countries.
According to the cleric the next issue is some opposition groups who create an ambiance of suspicion and accuse each other in a bid to guarantee the interests of a certain political party.
Competition among Islamic countries to achieve allies among countries and hiring enemies to beat the rival group is the next challenge counted by the senior cleric, Hujjat-ul-Islam Hamid Shahriari.
Secretary General of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought stressed importance of finding an appropriate solution for each of the aforesaid issues and proposed the following ways to be studied by Muslims, religious and political figures in Islamic states.
He called resistance against world arrogant powers, creating mighty state, security, economic and cultural systems for the first solution and called the world Muslims to powerfully appear in front of the American hegemony.
"Scholars should avoid dependence upon tyrant rulers who have allied with oppressors in standing against Islam" said the cleric for the second solution for Muslim world issues.
The third way according to the cleric is to maintain the etiquette of disagreement by followers of each denomination and that scholars forgive each other in not understanding one specific aspect of a denomination.
He added," To train the ignorants is a mission upon scholars and unveiling the traitors is a mission for the media" stressing that both ways should be seriously pursued.
Hujjat-ul-Islam Shahriari stressed," Islamic nations living under tyrant governments should peacefully pursue their demands" and reiterated that ethnocentrism, separatism and tribalism have no space in Islam and all Islamic nations should purify themselves from that since the scale for superiority in Islam is piety.
As of the seventh solution, Hujjat-ul-Islam Shahriari noted," Opposition groups in each country should follow rational solutions and prevent conflict in their countries.
He said," Rivalry among Islamic countries is a privilege when this rivalry can be constructive rather than a destructive method leading the Muslim nations towards war."
Secretary General of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought appreciated all participants for contributing to the 35th International Islamic Unity Conference and expressed hope for prevalence of just peace and tolerance across the globe.
Led by Hujjat-ul-Islam Hamid Shahriari, Iran's World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought scheduled to hold the 35th Islamic Unity Conference on October 19-24, 2021 as more than 500 Muslim intellectuals, thinkers and religious experts discussed their views on the latest issues in the world of Islam in 24 webinars.
The theme for 35th Islamic Unity Conference was "Islamic Unity, Peace and Avoidance of Division and Conflict in the World of Islam" as participants discuss the latest situation in the world of Islam. In twi separate webinars Muslim intellectuals and religious figures particularly exchanged their views on the issue of Palestine and also late Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, the late advisor of Supreme Leader and former secretary general of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought.