SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- The International Congress on Extremist and Takfiri Movements in the Islamic Scholars’ View will be held on Nov. 23 and 24 in Qom, the religious capital of Iran.
The congress try to gather Islamic scholars and clerics to discuss the controversial issues of Takfiri movement and the extremism and terror that it caused throughout the world.
Hujjat al-Islam Alizadeh, the chief executive of the congress, in a recent press conference said that this event is of the greatest importance in the Muslim world, especially within the Shia branch of Islam.
“The congress’ plan is to gather the 600 Muslim scholars from 83 countries throughout the world, especially those scholars who are eminent in their own countries”, he added.
The idea of establishing the organization was formed by the Qom scholars about three years ago, when they realized that the extremism in the Muslim world can lead to a critical situation in the world and the Middle East.
Meanwhile, Hojat-ol-Islam Alizadeh said more than 1000 abstract papers and 700 full papers have been submitted to the conference.
He said 200 Shia scholars and 100 Sunni scholars including Muftis and prominent figures will be present at the international gathering.
According to Hojat-ol-Islam Alizadeh, the holy city of Qom will host the conference on “Extremist and Takfiri Groups in View of Muslim Scholars” on November 23-24.
Objectives mentioned below will be the agenda of the congress:
a- Confronting the ISIS (Extremist and Takfiri) in the Muslim world;
b- Inviting to peace, to friendship, to brotherhood among religions and emphasizing on interactions among them based on wisdom, preaching and exchange;
c- Determination in enlightening the Muslims about the evil nature of the ISIS;
d- Unifying the Muslims and expanding motives to integrate Muslims against ISIS;
e- Illustrating the deceptive plot of the ISIS that is carrying out the western-world’ agenda;
It is worth mentioning that the congress is held under supervision of Grand Shia cleric ‘Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi’ and Grand Ayatollah Sobhani together with Ahlul Bayt World Assembly, World Assembly for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Management of Hawzah (Seminary School), Dar al-Ulum Institute (Wahhabi Studies) and al Mustafa International University.