Tuesday, December 18, 2018
News Code : 349792 | Publish Date :2017/7/27 - 20:20 | Category: HOWZAH

Cleric: Sunni-Shia Relations in Iran 'Brotherly'
"Sunni and Shia Muslims are treated as equals in Iran; The Islamic Republic of Iran's attitude towards Sunni Muslims has always been a brotherly one." said Hujjat al-Islam Husseini Shahroudi.

Hawzah News Agency (Qom, Iran) – Iranian Supreme leader's representative in Kurdistan Province Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Muhammad Husseini Shahroudi attended a meeting with a group of British Friday Prayer Imams in Qom on Wednesday, July 26.


During the meeting he pointed out the brotherly relations between Shia and Sunni Muslims in Iran asserting, "Sunni and Shia Muslims are treated as equals in Iran."


President of the Great Islamic Center in Western Iran further underlined Sunni Muslims' increasing freedom in Iran following the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution and said, "Our Sunni brothers have gained more freedom since the victory of Islamic Revolution; They have been able to realize many of their desired programs as they have built 4500 new mosques and trained 7000 Sunni clerics in their seminary schools in three provinces of Western Azerbaijan, Kurdistan and Northern Khorasan."


Hujjat al-Islam Shahroudi also highlighted the influential role of Sunni Muslims regarding Iran's political affairs; "Sunni Muslims not only are able to participate in Iran's elections but also reserve the right to attend in different political arenas. There are currently 20 Sunni representatives in Iranian parliament."



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