Jeddah: The International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), a subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), stressed that unity among Muslims is of the most important duties ordered to be achieved legitimately by Islamic religion and it is a binding prescription for the Islamic nation required to be followed.
The IIFA Secretariat appealed to Muslims across the world to cooperate on the unification of ranks and to avoid anything that may lead to the breakup of the Islamic nation in word and deed, which contributes to its weakness, division and fragmentation in addition to the outbreak of conflicts and strives among Muslims.
This came in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Academy in response to the conference, held in Grozny, Chechnya, on August 25-27, under the title of "Who Are the People of Sunnah ?", resulted in clamor and controversy.
The statement reiterated that Sunnis are all who believe in pillars of Islam, and never deny any of the religious teachings, requisites or ordinances.