By Ibrahim Usman with Agency Report
Preparations have been concluded for the 28th Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Iran, while the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has organized similar event in Zaria, Nigeria, this Saturday with prominent religious clerics and high-profile academicians to be in attendance.
For the past three decades Iran has invited Islamic religious leaders, Sunni and Shia from all over the globe to Tehran, to discuss unity among Muslims. The Islamic Unity conference calls each year for greater convergence among Muslim groups.
In heeding to this call, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky annually organizes such event as Muslims celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA), with a week-long lectures and activities.
The World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought in Iran will mount The 28th Islamic Unity Conference under the banner of “Islamic United Ummah, Challenges and Roadmaps” on January 7th , 2015.
It is worthwhile to note that the top Unity Body will also hold a ceremony in the second of the three day conference to mark birthday of Islam Prophet (PBUH).
The 28th Islamic Unity Conference will be held in the presence of prominent religious figures and gather Islamic religious leaders, Sunni and Shia from all over the globe to Tehran.
“Palestine and Gaza” and “Islamic Unity” are of the issues which will be discussed in the event.
It is worthwhile to note that Iran President Hasan Rouhani will deliver a speech in the opening ceremony of the conference. The event will come to an end on January 9th.
Secretary of the World Form for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki will delineated the set objectives, programs and priorities of the event in his press conference which is to be held on Saturday January 3rd.
In Nigeria, a statement from the organizing commiyyee of the Unity Week which released schedule of the events said,the occasion will also begin of Saturday, 12th Rabi’ul Awwal 1436 (3rd January, 2015).
According to the statement, topics for discussion will include Muslim Unity, challenges, etc