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Pakistani Shia Sunni scholars stress Islamic unity

3 August 2016 18:58

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A group of Shia and Sunni clerics convened in the city of Quetta, Pakistan, to discuss ways to confront infiltration of cultural invasions, extremism and boosting unity among different Islamic denominations, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

Participants in this joint meeting criticized sectarianism as reason for division and stressed necessity of unity among all Muslims.

Religious leaders and elites from different Islamic schools of thought also held prayer together.

Molana Shirani, head of the Society of Islamic Scholars of Baluchistan and head of the Islamic Council in Pakistan, Seyyed hashim Mousavi, Shia Friday prayer leader of Quetta and heads of different religious denominations were among the participants in this meeting.

Joint meeting of leaders from different Islamic denominations met in this conference to resume activities of Pakistan’s Islamic Nation of Mahaz, a religious group in the country launched to boost Islamic unity among Shia and Sunni communities.

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