Tag: Shiite and Sunni
A senior Iranian Sunni cleric said the recent remarks by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei about the need for respecting Sunnis were very pleasing to these Muslims.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani stressed the need for engagement of moderate Sunni activists in the political and administrative structure of Iraq.
In recent elections held inside the new Iranian Parliament, Mohammad-Qassim Osmani, a Kurd Sunni MP, was elected by the lawmakers as a member of the Parliament’s 12-member governing board. Ali Younesi, President Hassan Rouhani’s Adviser on Ethnic and Religious Minorities Affairs, welcomed this move, describing it as an admirable move in line with the administration’s policies on minorities.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani underlined Iran’s peace-seeking nature, saying that the Islamic Republic has never been after adventurist policies in any country, particularly in Sunni Muslim states that have always been under Iran’s protection against terrorism and extremism.
It has been proven to me that anyone who does not recognize a political ruler might be denounced as an unbeliever by ill-wishing scholars close to that ruler, Prince Turki bin Bandar said.
Today, efforts to maintain unity are essential and we need to avoid things that might play into the hands of the enemy, said Mowlavi Nazir Ahmad Salami.
The gathering between Shiite and Sunni scholars is aimed at having differences between the two sides discussed and settled.
A distinguished lecturer at Qom Seminary is to deliver a speech on ‘Respect for difference, diversity and coexistence’ at a global conference on the fight against terrorism in Cairo.
12Page 1 of 2