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Final statement of Intl confab on Takfiri threats released

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The International Congress on Extremist and Takfiri Movements in the Islamic Scholars’ View closed its works in the presence of Prominent Muslim scholars from 83 countries and released its final statement, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

The conference tried to succeed in raising awareness about different aspects of the threat of Takfirism and extremism. The event was held under the auspices of two grand sources of emulation Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi and Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani.

The International Congress on Extremist and Takfiri Movements in the Islamic Scholars’ View in its released final statements stressed the necessity of respect to other takes and thoughts, refraining from sacreligious acts and condemned the Takfiri measures perpetrated in the World of Islam.

In the 1st article of the statement of the event, the participants stressed that Islam is the religion of mercy and brotherhood which urges humans to do good things.

The statement also slammed, in its second article, any insult to holy concepts and constructs of other religions and urged Muslims to open dialogue with each other and refrain from any sacrilegious measures.

The conference also condemn any extremist moves which aims at tarnishing the real image of Islam.

Participants of the conference also accentuated the necessity of standing against deviated takes which lay the ground for dispersion among Muslims, highlighting the telling role of religious clerics and scholars in this regard as well.

The event in its final statement put accentuation on holding talks as an orthodox method of solving problems.

The final statement regretted that world Muslims have been experiencing the toughest and most bitter times of the Islamic history due to the acts of the extremist groups aimed at damaging the portray of the divine religion worldwide.

Measures made by Takfiri and extremist currents have damaged the portray of Islam, sowed discord among Muslims, misled world public opinion from major problems facing the Islamic world, strengthened enemies’ front and led to the continuation of hegemonic power’s dominance over Muslim states as well as looting resources and wealth of the Islamic countries, read the final statement.

It urged Muslim Ulema to disclose the nature of Takfiri and extremist groups and at the same time try to introduce Islamic teachings to world nations in order to play their significant role in confronting the extremist groups and their innovations.

The statement urged all Muslim scholars, Islamic elites in particular, to act based on peace with both Muslims and non-Muslims and try to confront any attempt to portray Islam as a violent religion.

The document also condemned acts of Takfiri and extremist groups in regional states, Iraq and Syria in particular, and expressed deep concern over the spread of those currents.

Participants of the Congress also supported the justice-seeking uprising of the Palestinian nation against the Zionist regime, calling their resistance as an open example of legitimate defense. They also reiterated the support of all world Muslims for liberation of the occupied lands.

Noting that lack of Muslims familiarity with the Islamic teachings was one of the reasons behind leaning of a number of Muslims towards deviational thoughts, the statement urged Muslim Ulema to enlighten minds of the young generation of the Islamic world.

The document also urged all Muslim nations and governments to stop financial, military and political support for extremist groups particularly dispatching mercenary forces to help Takfiri groups fight against regional nations.
The holy city of Qom hosted the conference on “Extremist and Takfiri Groups in View of Muslim Scholars” on November 23-24.

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