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We take practical steps to collaborate with Al-Azhar

“We will take practical steps to collaborate with Al-Azhar University,” said the New Head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

Speaking in the Farewell and Introduction ceremony of Head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Araki underscored the necessity of unity and proximity for standing against the enemies.

“The enemies of Islam are after making Muslims cynic toward each other,” said the Islamic scholar stating that for foiling such plot, cognition and knowing each other is of prime importance.

In other part of his speech, Ayatollah Araki pointed out his future plan which is providing an amicable condition for more cooperation in the veracity of cultural, political and economical arenas.

The grand Ayatollah underlined,” it is incumbent upon each of us to take the cognizance of this fact that Muslim enemies, challenges and threats are the same.”

“We should know that what threatens a part of the Islamic World is actually threating the whole of Muslims Ummah,” Ayatollah Araki underlined.

“We can cope with all challenges via cooperation,” the new Head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought underscored.

Ayatollah Sheikh Mohsen Araki was a former member of the Assembly of Experts in Iran, and a prominent Iranian cleric and one of the students of the Islamic thinker Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr.

He was born in Najaf, Iraq. He benefited from the Islamic seminary in Najaf and Qom. He speaks fluent Arabic and English and has authored to this day dozens of books in three languages of Persian, Arabic and English.

Ayatollah Sheikh Mohsen Araki was the personal representative of the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei(the Supreme Leader of Iran) in London and also the Head of the Islamic Centre of England until 2004.

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