Senior Shia scholar: Religious minorities are inseparable part of Iran's history

“Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians are inseparable part of Iran's history,” said Head of the Supreme Council of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought.

Ahlul Bayt News Agency -  Making his remark in the unveiling ceremony of the released book entitled “Iran, The Cradle of Peaceful Coexistence”, Head of the Supreme Council of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri delineated the real place and status of divine religions’ followers in the Islamic society.
 
The grand Ayatollah beckoned to the holy book of Quran and its verse which all invite Muslims from different religions in the Islamic Ummah to get along well with other divine religions’ followers.
 
Supreme Council of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought. went on to add, “these verses are centered around charity works, doing good for others, justice,  and equity which all form the axim of the interaction in the  Islamic Ummah.”
 
“I announce in this ceremony that the culture of Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians are inseparable part of our dear Iran's history,” said the advisor to the Supreme Leader in the Muslim world affairs stressing if Iranian people want to know their history well, they need to study the foresaid cultures.
 
“Iran, The Cradle of Peaceful Coexistence” was unveiled in a ceremony with the participation of representatives of religious minorities in Iran, intellectuals, scholars, and academic and cultural figures.
 
The book is considered a valuable cultural work published in 280 pages.
It introduces the Iranian religious minorities’ history, rituals and activities as well as social and cultural aspects of their life.
 
Along with the advisor to the Supreme Leader in the Muslim world affairs, Ebrahimi Torkaman, the head of ICRO, Hojat-ol-Islam Yunesi, the Iranian president's assistant in ethnic and religious minorities affairs, were among participants in the program.




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