According to Ahlul Bayt News Agency – ABNA – the academic secretary of the First Conference of proximity of Islamic Schools in thoughts of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei stated, “different interpretations and disagreements are natural but creation is founded upon unity and Holy Quran and Ahlul Bayt have based their reason on unity”.
Hujjat al-Islam Imani then added, “If you knew each other well, you would not even bury each other after death. One of the first action Holy Prophet took was too call brotherhood among Muslims and immigrant. Even on the day Meccaa was conquered he said that today is the day of mercy and Imam Sadiq (A) said those who say Prayers behind Sunni Muslims, it is as if they have said prayers behind the Holy Prophet”.
Speaking about the necessity of proximity between Islamic schools he said, “great scholars like Ayatollah Brujerdi and Sheikh Shaltoot sought unity. Westernized intellectuals seek to introduce eclectic Islam and fanatics have problem with new civilization. Takfirism is their icon and this is a two sided blade, killing Islam”.
“there have been disagreements among Muslims but Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei have founded their macro policies upon Unity between Shiite and Sunni Muslims” he continued.
Speaking about the necessity of this conference he stated, “Since Markazi province is the birthplace of Imam Khomeini and is near Qom, Imam Khomeini Institute was established there in 2015. 181 articles were submitted and 76 of them were accepted. In the conference 21 articles will be presented and 55 articles will be presented as posters”.
It is noteworthy that the first Conference of proximity of Islamic Schools in thoughts of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei kicked off today in Arak with cooperation of University of Arak, Ahlul Bayt Wold Assembly, and other institutions.