SHAFAQNA– Senior Shia and Sunni scholars have attended a forum on scientific aspects of the Hajj in Indian port city of Mumbai.
The one-day event which was organized by Iran’s Cultural attaché hosted five Shia and five Sunni senior clerics and scholars. The attendees discussed different issues including the philosophy of Hajj, the effects of the biggest Islamic gathering on Muslim unity and the way this important religious duty can resolve problems engulfed Islam.
The guests admitted Hajj still faces many problems and reiterated that as the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not the owner of the two holy mosques or the Hajj rituals and is only an administrator, it should consult with other Islamic countries about the organization and staging of this religious event.
Ayatollah Khamenei’s representative in India was also one of the speakers of this event. Hojatulislam Mehdipour stressed on the importance of the Hajj and said the event that attracts some two and a half million Muslims from all around the world is the best opportunity to make the followers of the Prophet Mohammad get to know each other and become aware of the issues the Islamic societies are struggling with.
Source: International Quran News Agency (IQNA)
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