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Egypt to host first international conclave of Shia Muslims

Monday December 27, 2010 07:11:00 PM, IINA

Cairo: The first international meeting of Shia Muslims will be held with the presence of eminent figures of the world of Islam in March 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.


Mohammad Al-Doreini, head of the Supreme Council for Ahlul Bayt (AS) in Egypt said: “The meeting has been planned with the aim to fight terrorism and stress on unity among Muslims. The meeting will be attended by eminent figures and intellectuals from the Islamic countries.”


“Saleh Al-Heidari, head of the Shia Waqf Diwan in Iraq, Ahmad Al-Samarrai, head of Sunni Waqf Diwan in Iraq, leader of Syrian Orthodox party in Iraq, Muqtada Al-Sadr, leader the movement in Iraq and Ahmad Al-Sayyed Al-Safi representative of Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Systani will be among the figures to be invited for the meeting", he added.

 

"Ali Jum’ah, Mufti of Egypt, Mukarram Mohammad Ahmad, head of the Union of Egyptian Journalists, Fahmi Huwaidi, famous Egyptian writer, Pope Shenouda III, Egypt's Coptic Christian leader as well as a number of Egyptian researchers and intellectuals are also expected to grace the occasion", he said.


The council has also invited Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar to address the international conclave.

 


 

 

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