Hawzah News Agency- During the meeting, Grand Ayatollah Hakim made some remarks regarding the organization of a Caravan under the name of 'Islamic Approximation' which consists of Sunni and Shia clerics who will take part in this year's Arbaeen pilgrimage. The Iraqi source of emulation admired this event and considered it as a great and valuable step toward further approximation of Shia and Sunni Muslims.
He also added," The Shia Arbaeen pilgrimage is something of a miracle,"
The senior Iraqi cleric further stressed that Shia religious scholars must not take a hostile approach towards other Islamic sects and their adherents; he then went on to point out that one of the major issues which is currently of great importance in the Islamic world is the issue of Islamic unity and stability, "Any sectarian measures that could cause division among Muslims, particularly Shias, must be strictly avoided,"
During the meeting, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki also presented a report on the programs of the Islamic Approximation Arbaeen caravan consisting of Shia and Sunni scholars; he also announced that the above-mentioned caravan will take part in the Arbaeen pilgrimage this year.