Sayed Reza SalehiAmiri in the inaugurationceremony of Mashhad 2017, Capital of Islamic Culture, held at Quds auditorium of the Razavi Holy Shrinereferred to the importance of the Muslims’ unity and said, “Today in this big gathering, attended by cultural activists of the Islamic world and the state managers and officials, with the aim ofreligious conversation, the voice of Islamic unification definitelywill reach the whole world.”
“Today the unity and solidarity among Muslims of the world can be seen in Mashhad and the world will come to learn that the school of Imam Reza (A.S.) is the same Muhammadian and Alawi school of religious and ethical debate”, he continued.
“Following Imam Reza (A.S.), who called Islamicscholars to unification and religious dialogue, we also intend to expand the Islamic thought based on religious common points namely, Qur’an and the respected prophet (S.A.W.)”,Minister of Islamic Culture and Guidance added.
“The enemies of Islam are spreading Islamophobia by extremism but it will be offset by Muslims’ solidarity”, he added.
“At present age, while the world is suffering violence more than ever, Muslims are able to expand the way of Islamic conferring, friendship, and peace in the world”, SalehiAmiri continued.
Describing Mashhad as the origin of modern religious discourse, he said, “Mashhad has been considered the center of modern religious discourse in the world since a long time ago.”