The 28th International Islamic Unity Conference started work in Tehran on Wednesday morning with participants from 71 world countries.
TEHRAN, IRAN - The 28th International Islamic Unity Conference started work in Tehran on Wednesday morning with participants from 71 world countries.
The three-day gathering is organized by Tehran-based World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST).
Titled “Unified Islamic Ummah: Challenges and Strategies”, the international conference has brought together some 1,200 Islamic scholars and intellectuals from around the globe.
Attendees at the event include educated Muslim figures, ministers of Islamic countries, clerics, scholars and representatives of scientific and cultural circles from Iran and across the world.
The main purpose of the event is to discuss ways to promote unity and solidarity in the Islamic world and bring closer views of Muslim clerics and scholars’ on diverse religious issues.
The gathering will also focus on problems that have beset the Islamic world, particularly the threat posed by the Takfiri thoughts and sectarianism.
Participants are also planned to discuss the issue of Palestine, propose solutions to settle its problems and adopt a common stance on the issue.
Later on Thursday, they will attend a ceremony at Imam Khomeini (RA) mausoleum south of Tehran to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Over 400 foreign participants have joined the conference, coming from Russia, France, Tunisia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Sweden, the US, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Sudan, Azerbaijan, Gambia, Jordan, Iraq, Indonesia, Britain, China, Tatarstan, Afghanistan, Senegal, Algeria, the Philippines, Brazil, Bahrain, Libya, Nigeria, Yemen, Qatar, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kuwait, Greece, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, or Columbia.