Cleric proposes establishment of Muslim world endowment fund

Top Iranian cleric proposes establishment of a joint fund for endowments in Islamic countries as a support for some demands of the Muslims.
Publish date : Wednesday 6 December 2017 18:23
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Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, in a meeting on Islamic endowment and alms held on the sideline of the 31st Islamic Unity Conference proposed launching a joint fund for Islamic countries' endowment in order to meet the livelihood and cultural demands of Muslim world, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
He said," If a joint fund is established the fruit will benefit the whole world of Islam."
The cleric hailed Iran's Organization of Endowments and Alms due to its systematic function saying it could be set as a role model for all Islamic countries.
Hujjat-ul-Islam Ali Mohammadi, director of the Organization of Endowments, referred to capabilities of the organization for immediate providing precise data on endowments and holy shrines across the country.
Participants to the meeting from Mauritania, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria and Bangladesh called for cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran in line with systematic management of the endowments.
The meeting was held on the sideline of the 31st Islamic Unity Conference held on 5-7 December 2017.
The conference is attended by more than 500 international Muslim elites to discuss the theme of "Unity and Requirements of Modern Islamic Civilization" in the three-day event.