Cleric calls for interfaith dialogue in post-Daesh era
Senior Iraqi cleric admitted Iranian visiting scholar and stressed importance of interfaith dialogue in the era following Daesh terrorists.
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Iran’s Hujjat-ul-Islam Mohammd Hussein Mokhtari, director of the University of Islamic Denominations met with Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Modarresi, prominent Iraqi cleric and highlighted Islamic proximity as a major focus for the academy, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Hujjat-ul-Islam Mokhtari in this meeting provided a summery on activities of the Iranian religious center in admitting international scholars under the new management.
He also referred to objectives and missions of the University of Islamic Denominations stressing proximity of different Islamic schools of thought as a focal point recommended by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.
“The topic of Islamic proximity is studied in an academic ambiance participated by scholars from different denominations from across the globe” said the cleric calling that as a certain example of coexistence applied at the Iranian university.
Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Modarresi referred to schools attended by Shia and Sunni scholars hailing a long background of coexistence between Shia and Sunni communities in Iraq.
“The opportunities of a post-Daesh era should be used for expanding interfaith dialogues” said the Iraqi cleric and stressed courses of ethics in curriculums of different universities.