13:07 - November 13, 2019
News ID: 3469875
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Tunisia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh underlined the important role of Muslim scholars in promoting unity in the Islamic Ummah.


Iranian Chargé D'affaires in Tunisia Hassan Javid and Cultural Attaché Meysam Farahani met with Sheikh Battikh on Tuesday.

According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the Tunisian Mufti described discord in the Islamic Ummah as an unforgivable sin and stressed the role Muslim scholars can play in preventing disunity.

He also hailed the efforts made by the Islamic Republic of Iran to strengthen Islamic Unity.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Sheikh Battikh said support for the Palestinian nation and the holy Quds (Jerusalem) is a responsibility of all Muslim nations and governments.

Javid in this meeting highlighted Iran’s efforts to promote proximity among Islamic schools of thought and described unity as the main solution to today’s problems.

The meeting was held ahead of the International Islamic Unity Conference slated to kick off in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday.

The 17th day of Rabi al-Awwal, which falls on November 15 this year, is believed by Shia Muslims to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), while Sunni Muslims regard the 12th day of the month (November 10) as the birthday of the last prophet.

The interval between the two dates is celebrated every year as the Islamic Unity Week.

Late Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Imam Khomeini (RA) declared the occasion as the Islamic Unity Week back in the 1980s.



Tags: IQNA ، Islamic unity ، Tunisia ، Mufti
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