SHAFAQNA – Takfirism has roots in ignorance and Muslims should use dialogue to know real beliefs of other sects and remove misunderstandings, Deputy Grand Mufti of Bulgaria Vedat Ahmed said.
He made the remarks on the sidelines of International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on Tuesday.
All sects in Bulgaria work and live peacefully together, the cleric added.
He believed that problems and conflicts among followers of various sects of Islam have roots in politics and economics not religion by itself.
Sheikh Ahmed says Sunni or Shia Muslims have no problems with each other and there is little difference between them.
Saying that many of problems in the Muslim World are the result of enemies’ provocations, he reiterated that Muslims should get to know each other and stress on their commonalities.
This Sunni Mufti called Islamic Unity Conference held in Tehran as a good innovation by Iran for removing misunderstandings.
He said Takfirism has roots in ignorance, adding that Daesh (ISIL) elements know nothing about Islam.
Fortunately, there is no Bulgarian person among Terrorist groups in Syria or other countries, Sheikh Ahmed added.
He voiced hope for resolution of Syria and Iraq problems and restoration of peace to these two Muslims countries.
On the last leg of a three-day event held in the Iranian capital of Tehran, participants of the 29th International Islamic Unity Conference held its closing ceremony on Tuesday evening and released its final statement to reiterate their commonalities and express their abhorrence of Takfiri, extremist moves.
Participants in this conference maintained that present violence and terrorism faced by the World of Islam are within pre planned plots to tarnish the image of Islam and provide the grounds for intervention of the enemies in the domestic affairs of Muslims.
Like previous years, the 29th edition of the Islamic Unity Conference was also held on the auspicious occasion of the anniversary of Holy Prophet (PBUH) birthday, which marks the Muslim Unity Week.
Over 300 Muslim figures and scholars from 70 countries attended this event. Twelve specialized committees discussed different themes including Muslim world’s conditions today, resistance movement, women and family, youth, academics, sciences and technology, etc.