The president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, has urged the Muslim communities to unite and cooperate to promote and develop Islamic interests in the world. He said this in his address at the 37th International Conference on Islamic Unity, which was launched in Tehran, Iran. He said, “The unity of the Islamic Ummah (community) has always been significant throughout the history of Islam.”
The Islamic Unity Week is an annual conference organized by the Iran-based World Forum for Nearness of Islamic Schools of Thought.
While addressing, he emphasized the significance of unity and cooperation in the communities of Muslim in the world and stressed it is not individual or ephemeral affairs rather it is a collective responsibility and component of an intellectual system founded on justice and religious teaching of Islam through the words of Allah (Al Qur’an) and teaching/salient approval of the prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The president also pinpointed that unity did not mean the amalgamation of the faiths or geography of the Muslim countries; unity is harmony and rationality for safeguarding the interests of the Islamic Ummah.
Additionally, he emphasized that the interest of Islamic Ummah must be maintained and promoted in order to achieve unity and proximity of thought.