2nd day of Awakening confab targets extremism

2nd day of Awakening confab targets extremism
Tue Apr 30, 2013 18:53:32

The participants in the 'Scholars and Islamic Awakening' conference in Tehran have underlined the necessity for fighting extremist sects and ideologies, stressing that such faiths and approaches run counter to the Holy Quran and the tradition of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

"Restoration of the moral and educational schools which are committed to the Holy Quran and the tradition (of Prophet Mohammad PBUH) should be paid serious attention as a tool to decrease radical materialistic tendencies and attraction to alien behavioral rituals which run counter to Islamic principles," participants in a committee of the conference titled 'the Role of Ulema (religious scholars) in Islamic Awakening' said in a statement on Tuesday which is the second and last day of the conference.


“Also, religious scholars should use all scientific means, including reciprocal meetings, specialized scientific forums and general conferences, to spread moderation and use the institutions linked with the International Forum for Proximity of Islamic Denominations to reform the public opinion approach towards ideological, jurisprudential and educational faiths,” the statement said.


The ‘Scholars and Islamic Awakening' conference started work in Tehran on Monday in the presence of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.


Ayatollah Khamenei addressed the audience at the beginning of the conference. He stressed the importance of defining a long-term goal for the Islamic Awakening and said, “This final objective cannot be anything less than creating a brilliant Islamic civilization.”


The Islamic awakening in Muslim countries and the role of Muslim Ulema was among the topics under discussion in the conference.


The two-day conference is attended by over 500 Iranian and 200 foreign scholars from Muslim and non-Muslim countries to discuss major issues facing the Muslim world, including resistance against the Zionist regime and the conflict in Syria. The topics were discussed in six expert committees.

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