Press Shia – The General Secretary of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought said: “After 12 years of study and by migrating to Lebanon, Imam Musa al-Sadr was able to successfully unify all the divine religions and sects and become the source of their unification.”

Press Shia Agency – On January 12th, 2017, Ayatollah Mohsin Araki, spoke at the event for the release of the book, “‘Sirah Akhlaqi va Tarbiyati Imam Musa Sadr’ [The Ethical and Training Model of Imam Musa al-Sadr], which took place at the Imam Khomeini Institute and said: “The al-Sadr family are one of the most unique families amongst the scholastic families of the Islamic World. They have served Islam and humanity for over 300 years in an unequivocal manner. They always were at the front lines of those who wished to enliven and resurrect the Islamic ummah and the eastern world.”

 
The General-Secretary added, “The bequests that this great and unmatched family has left behind during the length of these three centuries, and the vast cultural and academic services that they have produced have transformed this family into one with special merits in contemporary history.”

Ayatollah Araki added, “Especially during the last decades, the great personalities that have come from this great family in the Iraq, Lebanon and Iran have been exceptional and effective and played leading and influential roles in the contemporary movements of those countries.”
 

After introducing Imam Musa al-Sadr as being part of the al-Sadr family, a jurist, philosopher and an adequate sociologist, while also being an expert in the field of Islamic Sciences, he added, “He possessed many works and worthy services in the area of unity and not only Islamic Unity but also unity between divine religions.”

 
The teacher of the seminary added, “Imam Musa al-Sadr in many places of his works mentions the issue of unity” and added, “As long as my and your God is one, hence me and you are also one; it should not be the case of apples and oranges.”

Ayatollah Araki noted, “After 12 years of study and by migrating to Lebanon, Imam Musa al-Sadr was able to successfully unify all the divine religions and sects and become the source of their unification.”

In another part of his speech he said, “When we are one, we can then build a society and form a society that is united.”

Imam Sayyid Musa al-Sadr [June 4, 1928 – disappeared in Libya on 31 August 1978] was an Iranian-Lebanese philosopher and Shi’ah religious leader from a long line of distinguished clerics tracing their ancestry back to Jabal Amel.

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