After the Islamic Republic of Iran announced this week as the “Islamic Unity Week”, it was decided to hold the Unity Conference. Until 1990, this conference was annually held by the “Islamic Propagation Organisation”, which held the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Conferences. Since 1990, when the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) was established, the Conference is held by this Forum.
The aim of the Unity Conference is to lay the ground for unity and solidarity in the Islamic World and unison among scholars in order to achieve proximity among their scientific and cultural viewpoints in terms of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Usul (principles of jurisprudence), Kaläm (Islamic theology), and interpretation; another objective of the Conference is to examine the Muslims’ problems, provide appropriate solutions to them, and take a joint stance against them.
The guests of the Conference are selected from among sophisticated dignitaries, ministers of the Islamic countries, Islamic scholars and muftis, professors of universities and other scientific and cultural associations both at the domestic and international levels.
So far, hundreds of scholars and reformers from around the world as well as thousands of Shia and Sunni thinkers from various parts of Iran have attended this Conference and delivered articles and speeches.
The academic staff of the Conference are selected from among scholars in universities and seminaries.
Liaqat Baloch is a political leader in Pakistan.