"Ayatollah Taskhiri, Pioneer of Islamic Unity Cause", Iranian Professor
An Iranian professor has highlighted the leading role of Ayatollah Taskhiri in strengthening Islamic unity around the world of Islam.
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Mahdi Golshani, physicist and professor of Sharif University of Technology Professor of Sharif University, Iran in his remarks at webinar of the 37th Islamic Unity Conference said Ayatollah Taskhiri was one of the greatest pioneers of unity among Islamic schools of thought.
"In my opinion, the late Ayatollah Taskhiri was one of the greatest contributors to the issue of Islamic unity. After his death, the commemoration ceremonies held for him in Russia, China, Lebanon, Syria and some other countries far from Iran", he added.
"In the mid-20th, the late Ayatollah Boroujerdi's correspondence with the Egyptians led to the fatwa of Sheikh Shaltut, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar in Egypt, who recognized Shia as a legitimate sect", Golshani said.
He mentioned that another step that Ayatollah Taskhiri took was that he asked scholars in other countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan and India, to collect all the books written by Shiites and Sunnis about Imam Ali (a.s.).
The professor went on to say: "I consider the unity of religions to be very important, and my advice to Muslim scholars is to work towards unity and not consider Islamic thought to be only limited to prayer and fasting".
Held by Iran’s World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Muslim scholars and religious figures from across the globe exchanged views on the issues challenging the world of Islam in the 37th Islamic Unity Conference (IUC). Participants also discussed the theme of this meeting “Islamic Cooperation to Achieve Common Values.” The event is the climax of the Islamic Unity Week that marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).