Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani described unity as the most important and urgent need of the Muslims.
Unity is the most urgent need of the Muslims, specially the Iranians, under the current conditions, Rafsanjani said in a meeting with a group of Khuzestan province’s political, social and cultural figures on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He said that the disputes play a destructive role in any society, group or system.
“If the rulers of the Islamic countries instead of expanding the dimensions of disputes emphasized on interactions over commonalties, oil, which is the main capital of the Islamic countries, would not have become a cheap toy in the hands of other politicians,” Rafsanjani said.
In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that certain trans-regional countries were implementing plots to create rift among Muslims, and urged strengthening unity between Shiites and Sunnis.
“Under the circumstances prevailing in the world today and with all the dangers threatening the Muslim world, the Shiite and Sunni Muslims are necessitated to side with each other and we should stand hand in hand to create unity in the Muslim world,” Rouhani said, addressing a cabinet meeting.
He cautioned that those outside the Muslim world were widening natural and theoretical differences among Muslims to stir religious and sectarian strife in a bid to prevent the region and the Muslim world’s development.