Iran, Ethiopia to hold joint summit on Islamic unity
Iran’s cultural attaché in Addis Ababa is planning to hold Islamic unity meeting as part of ceremonies to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), also known as Islamic Unity Week.
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“Islamic Unity in Teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)” is the title for summit which is going to be held by Iran’s cultural attaché in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa as announced by the cultural section of Iranian embassy in the African country, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Salman Rostami, Iran’s cultural attaché in Ethiopia met with Sheikh Mohammad Qassim, head of the Sunni and Sufi community in Ethiopia as the Sunni figure stressed necessity of solidarity between world Muslims and vowed his endeavors for promoting knowledge of his community on Ahlul Bayt (AS).
He referred to over two decades of close cooperation to cooperate with Iran’s cultural attaché to hold summits and stressed importance of continuing the mutual cooperation.
Both sides agreed on holding a summit of the Muslims from different Islamic denominations to discuss “Islamic Unity in Teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)” concurrent with the Islamic Unity Week which marks the birth anniversary of the prophet of Islam.
Sunni and Shia Muslims across the globe mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad between 12th (according to Sunni references) to 17th (according to Shia resources) of Rabi al Awwal as the week is dubbed as the Islamic Unity Week at the initiation of late Imam Khomeini (RA) to boost the fraternal ties between the two Islamic denominations.