SHAFAQNA – According to the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST), which organizes the event, the theme of this year’s conference is “Unity and Necessity of Countering Takfiri Curents”.
Muslim figures and thinkers from over 50 countries, including Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, the US, Britain, Australia, Tunisia, China, Egypt, Thailand, and Algeria will attend the conference.
Role of Takfiri currents in fomenting discord among Muslims, the need for countering Takfiri currents in order for realizing Islamic unity, the danger of Takfiri currents for keeping alive the issue of Palestine, and the Zionist regime’s use of Takfiri currents are among the topics to be discussed at the three-day event.
The WFPIST annually holds the international conference on the occasion of birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Islamic Unity Week.
The 17th day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal in the lunar Hijri calendar is believed by Shia Muslims to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), while Sunni Muslims regard the 12th day of the month as the birthday of the last prophet.
The interval between the two dates is celebrated every year as the Islamic Unity Week.
Late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini (RA) declared the occasion as the Islamic Unity Week back in the 1980s.