The 31 International Islamic Unity Conference begins in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars, university professors, and representatives from scientific as well as cultural associations in attendance.
Iran will send a delegation to Saudi Arabia to prepare the grounds for the Iranian pilgrims’ presence in the next year’s Hajj.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on Muslim people to respect other religions and sects, saying those who claim to have a better religion should prove it in practice.
Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, says the role of Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has been very effective in strengthening Islamic movements.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says all Muslim countries must stand together and be united, stressing that the Islamic Republic will always help Muslims throughout the region.
A senior Iranian cultural official has called Iran “the land of religious spirituality and coexistence”, saying that Iran has been the scene of religious coexistence throughout history.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has officially invited Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Sheikh of al-Azhar, to take part in the 31st International Islamic Unity Conference (IUC) due to be held in Tehran in early December.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the foreign minister and de facto leader of Myanmar, has been named the 2017 International Islamophobe of the Year for her country’s atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.
Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati said the enemies of Islam are trying to portray an “improper” and “dark” image of Islam resorting to Wahhabism, an ideology which promotes violence and ignorance.
Iran’s education minister says a committee has been set up to spot and remove the educational problems of Sunni pupils in the country.