Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has sent separate messages to the heads of Muslim states to congratulate his counterparts on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
In these messages, President Rouhani expressed the hope that “on the occasion of this auspicious event, and by learning the great teachings of the Holy Quran and Islam, and the efforts of the leaders of the Muslim countries, (all) could witness the deepening of unity and brotherhood among Muslim nations so as to offer a better image of peaceful religion of Islam to the world.”
President Rouhani also stressed that undoubtedly one of the important missions of Muslim countries is to identify and combat extremist and Takfiri thoughts, and increase convergence in the fight against violence and extremism.
According to a Farsi report by the president’s official website, he further called on the Muslim Ummah, in his messages, to promote justice, peace, and stability in Islamic countries and the world by maintaining unity and showing solidarity.
At the end of his messages, Rouhani wished the best for all Muslims.
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri also congratulated his counterparts in the Muslim world on the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in separate messages.
He has offered congratulations on the auspicious anniversary to the governments and nations of the Muslim states.
He also expressed hope that on the birth anniversary the world could witness more unity among Muslim countries in a way that violence and extremism around the world would be eradicated, and peace and stability would be expanded.
Muslims hold week-long celebrations worldwide – designated as the Islamic Unity Week – to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The Islamic Unity Week is marked between 12 and 17 of Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Muslim calendar. The occasion in which Muslims ponder on the fundamental call of unity according to the Holy Quran was initiated by the late Imam Khomeini following the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979.
Each year Muslims in Iran and other countries around the world celebrate the Islamic Unity Week, which has played an important role in bringing the various Muslim schools of thought on a single platform.