During a conference held in Makkah on Monday 13th Aug. 2018, famous Iranian Sunni scholar termed “Hajj” one of the biggest purification projects and pivots of unity.
The news bureau of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid’s office reported that he was talking in the conference of “Hajj & Ahl-e-Bait; Pivot of Muslim Ummah’s Unity” in Makkah by the representation office of the supreme leader of Iran.
He said: “Islam calls on Muslims and human beings to be united. All daily, weekly and annual prayers (Eid prayers) as well as Hajj that is a worldwide congress are divine projects for pushing people towards unity and gathering.”
“Hajj is a symbol of unity because Muslims from different backgrounds come here and circumambulate around Ka’bah and carry out the Hajj rituals. Everyone acts according to his school of thought,” president of Islamic Fiqh Academy of Iranian Sunnis added more.
He further said: “The family members of the prophet PBUH are also one of the biggest pivots of Muslims’ unity. All love the household of the Last Messenger, peace be upon him, as we could not conclude that the names of Ali, Fatima, Hassan and Hussein are circulated more among Sunnis or Shias.”
President of Darululoom Zahedan urged on more mutual understanding among Muslims as many of them do not have accurate information about the other side.
He said: “All Muslim sects and tendencies need to boost their tolerance as we belong to a religion and personalities who enjoy a vast capacity and tolerance. There were different thoughts and viewpoints among the companions and household of the prophet and they used to tolerate each other.”
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid concluded his points by saying: “The Muslim world is in a quite different situation comparing to 20 or 30 years ago; Shia and Sunni scholars should recognize the needs of this time. We have to enter society by tolerance, open-mindness and dialogue.”