Press Shia – Hujjat al-Islam Taghavi emphasized that Islamic parties must seek to establish a rule ‎of justice‏ ‏and equality and said, “Parties must help with increasing enlightenment of the ‎Islamic awakening and inform others so that they can help the oppressed people.”‎

Press Shia – Speaking at a conference entitled “The Role of Political Parties and Activists in ‎Reducing Religious Disputes and Supporting the Palestinian Cause” held at Azadi Hotel in ‎Tehran, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Reza Taghavi, the head of the World Union of Proximity ‎Among Religions said, “In culture and context, the religion of Islam is composed of groups ‎and parties that are popular and accepted.”‎

 

The Iranian cleric added, “Islamic parties and organizations can act according to the divine ‎orders and hold on to the rope of God and the goal of forming Islamic groups and parties is ‎to achieve this desirable divine purpose.”‎

 

He stated that explained that the Quranic commandment of ‘enjoining the good and ‎forbidding the wrong’ is one of the divine obligations and all Muslims must act in accordance ‎with this divine duty and added, “The party in Islamic thought is the prelude to acting upon ‎such an obligation.”‎

 

Emphasizing that parties must prevent the deviation of Islamic society, Hujjat al-Islam ‎Taghavi said, “Parties can be examples of piety and goodness if they acted on the basis of ‎religious principles.”‎

 

His Eminence continued, “The most important features of Islamic parties and organizations ‎are pleasantness and sincerity, which are created due to shared beliefs among members.”‎

 

He emphasized that Islamic parties must seek to establish a rule of justice‏ ‏and equality and ‎said, “Parties must help with increasing enlightenment of the Islamic awakening and inform ‎others so that they can help the oppressed people.”‎

 

Hujjat al-Islam Taghavi stressed that Islamic parties and organizations must have faith in the ‎people and stated, “Political parties and political activists must not make excuses for their ‎lack of action but rather they must rise to the forefront of Islamic ideals with all their power ‎and support the oppressed people of Palestine, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan.”‎

 

This week marks “Islamic Unity Week,” was established by the late founder of Iran’s Islamic ‎Revolution, Imam Khomeyni, after the victory of the Iranian Revolution during the five days ‎between the differing dates among Sunni and Shi’ah Muslims marking the Prophet ‎Muhammad’s birth anniversary. ‎

 

The 32nd International Islamic Unity Conference has began in the Iranian capital under the ‎title: “Jerusalem al-Quds: Axis of Unity in the Ummah." ‎

 

The event is held annually on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad in ‎a bid to lay the ground for stronger solidarity among Muslims of various denominations and ‎provide appropriate solutions to their problems.

 

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