Some Regional Leaders Slammed Over Dividing Muslim World
IRAN NEWS POLITICAL DESK
TEHRAN – Majlis Speaker says a handful of Islamic heads of state have set the precedent of sowing discord in the Muslim world by turning their back on the principle of unity among Muslims.
Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf said currently some entities in the Muslims world are targeting Muslims’ unity.
He added the issue of Palestine remains the number-one issue of the Islamic world.
“Support for the cause of Palestine and holy Quds will bring Muslims together worldwide,” he said in a recorded message broadcast as a webinar at the 34th International Conference on Islamic Unity held in Malaysia.
In part of the message, he lashed out at the countries which have normalized their ties with the Israeli regime.
“The rulers of these countries should know that normalization of relations with the Zionist regime [of Israel] will not last long and will go down in history as a disgraceful blot in their name,” he said.
Qalibaf said that certain Arab countries’ normalization of relations with the Zionist regime will not last long and that its disgrace will stay with them in the history.
“The issue of Palestine is still the first priority of Islam; however, the rulers of a few Muslim countries have turned their backs toward Islam and have started to normalize relations with the ‘fake and terrorist’ Zionist regime,” Qalibaf said.
Saying that the Islamic Unity Week is a symbol of solidarity and fraternity, he said that commitment to the Sunnah and the Holy Quran has always been the biggest reason of Islamic unity throughout history.
Any form of impertinence to Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] and the Holy Quran is actually insult to all the prophets, and anyone who does that lacks the minimum understanding of religion, ethics, spirituality, and humanity, he said.
Qalibaf said the commonalities of the Islamic Umma are so many that there can be no excuses for dispute and disunity.
As Takfiris lied and created clash in the region, there are some certain people in both Shias and Sunnis that are focusing on disagreements to create a rift among Muslims, both of which should be condemned, he said, adding that if hands of disputes are off from the Islamic World, the more than 1.5 billion Muslims will have no problem with each other and will support one another as well.
Qalibaf said that Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei considers unity as an eternal strategy and not a short-term tactic.
He also urged the Muslim nations to support each other in the time of coronavirus epidemic.
The parliament speaker underlined that unity in the main and principal current of Islam does not contradict differences of opinion.